There is a fountain of youth. It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring in your life and the lives of people you love.
It takes creativity to live well. You can invent a better life for yourself and others by exercising your imagination and approaching life with an open and creative attitude. You can create a beautiful piece of art, a more effective way of accomplishing a task, or a better way to serve your community.
The soul longs for beauty and to express itself through beauty. Art, architecture, music, and human creativity express the soul of the artist, reflecting the created world that is an expression of the Great Artist. Enjoy a trip to an art museum, hang meaningful pictures on your walls, take a class in art appreciation. Make art an essential part of your life. It will nourish your soul. Practice art as meditation: make a collage, paint or draw, and express yourself through creative work.
There are no “wrong” answers in the creative process. Don’t let perfectionism keep you from creating. Process, not product, is the focus of immersing yourself in the art of creativity. Often it is the “mistakes” that lead to a new way of seeing, a new way of approaching our work
Enter into the soulful rhythms of creation—whether you are throwing a pot on a potter’s wheel, making a beautiful home, building a business, or raising a child. Build skills with simple daily repetition. “Practice makes perfect,” may be an old cliché, but it is still true.
Nurture your creativity. Pay special attention to the things that kindle your interest, and understand that a creative passion can become a wonderful and inspiring expression of your unique personality and style. Practice your creative skills to fashion a better world with your mind and hands and heart. Be courageously creative.
• Activity: List twenty things you enjoy doing. Do one small creative activity today. Take pleasure in what you do, knowing that the act of creation can enhance your serenity and inspire a more focused approach to life.
• Affirmation: I am ready to start something new, learn something new, enjoy something new.