Creativity is Part of the Journey


What does a creative person, a writer, sculptor, poet, musician, painter, photographer do to handle to stresses and disappointments along their path?
How to justify their lives, choices, the time given to their creativity? How to have a meaningful life and share their gifts with the world?

It starts with the development of a personal creed. A creative life must have meaning to the individual person and must continually produce a sequel into that meaning.

Men and women who seek to create meaning through their work are heroes and heroines in many ways. They have opted to matter. They know they can’t be ordinary and that their work can not be meaningless. This path is harder than most but it gives the world the gift of Divine beauty.

I believe that part of the creative journey is the interweaving of spiritual truths and creative necessity. The mind, heart, soul, and creative energies must be flowing instinctual. We are the sole arbiter of the meaning we choose to give to our lives. Accepting our human nature is a large part of the journey. The clue is not to accept meaningless lives. Our lives must vibrate with meaning. The trick is it may not mean the same thing to others as it does to you. But it is your life, so embrace it and run with it!

Painting by Barbara Mattio

Painting by Barbara Mattio

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8 thoughts on “Creativity is Part of the Journey

  1. Ganesh says:

    Creativity and Spirituality is closely interlinked. A person can really creative when he tunes into higher frequency. Generally morning time is good for creativity as UV rays are available more at that time. All the creations/innovations in the world are the result of same.

  2. elliebloo says:

    Agreed! Live your truth and flow with your life, create what you know. :)

  3. camc1105 says:

    I’ve always felt that art is one of the most important ways to finding out who we are. Thank you for your post and I look forward to following you. (Great painting!)

  4. Interesting post. It leaves me conflicted in many ways.

    “How to justify… the time given to their creativity?” strikes a chord.
    As does “A creative life must have meaning to the individual person and must continually produce a sequel into that meaning.” If I interpret it correctly.

    “Men and women who seek to create meaning through their work are heroes and heroines in many ways.” This leaves me puzzled as I do not seek to create meaning through my musings.

    And I really like this…
    “The mind, heart, soul, and creative energies must be flowing instinctual.”

  5. truly one of the most encouraging posts I’ve read. thank you for affirming creativity – living from the heart, as we give homage to the Divine and to the beauty within us.

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