If You’ve Ever Wished You Were More Creative, This Is For You

Creativity isn’t something we find. It’s something we lose.

Bella Martin

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Photo by Jasmin Chew on Unsplash

Creativity isn’t something we find. It’s something we lose.

Look at any child and you’ll remember we were born creators; intrinsically curious, naturally spontaneous, and perfectly playful. We are first what we go on to spend our entire lives trying to become– pure and unencumbered. Free.

Creativity is our birthright, our purest state of being. We don’t have to go out and find it but rather go in and reclaim it. We have to identify all of the ways our overthinking overshadows it and our anxiety drowns it out, and we have to look at how societally imposed ideas about how we should and shouldn’t be distort our instinctual knowing on how to do just that.

Creativity isn’t complicated. It’s not a gift given to a special few or something we need to work hard to cultivate. It’s simply there. It exists within every one of us at all times and we summon it the second we rediscover how to let go.

Life is only as serious as you make it. You are only ever as stuck as you think you are. Whatever you’re going through, whatever it is you think you’re missing, your solution will come the moment you stop trying to force it.

The moment you stop trying to get it all right you realize it never mattered if you did anyway. The moment you stop trying to find the perfect path forward you realize there’s already a path being paved, and the moment you stop trying to find inspiration is when you realize it’s never anywhere but here. It’s never out there but in you.

Sometimes your next step forward is as simple as remembering it’s fine to stand still. Sometimes finding the right words is as easy as realizing it’s okay if you don’t, and creating the life you want is as close as connecting more fully to whatever you have — right here, right now.

Creativity, like life, is an exploration, not an exhibition. There’s nothing you have to prove. There’s no one you have to impress. Most of the time, there’s no one even watching at least not nearly as intently as you are watching yourself.

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Bella Martin

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