“Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.”Virginia Woolf
“Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.”Rumi
Why do we create? To express ourselves, sure. To be somebody. To highlight something important to the world. And yet, creativity goes much deeper than that.
The act of creating doesn’t just work outwardly, it’s also an act that works within us.
Creativity is an outlet of inner work and outer work. By expressing ourselves through our art, we learn and nurture our own selves.
There are moments in our lives where everything feels like a struggle. Moment where we feel stuck in the same old same old we find ourselves in again. Broken bones, childhood trauma’s, disappointment, broken hearts, loneliness, pain, injury, fear, uncertainty, apathy, burnout, brokenness, bitterness, anger… Sometimes life can be overwhelming. Creating is a great way to work through our thoughts and emotions. Because
Creativity is the Medicine for the Soul.
Why else would some of the greatest songs, books, films, poems, dances, and works of art come from sadness and pain. It’s a form of self-therapy* that releases pent-up energy. Creating something — whatever it is for you — is like a pressure valve release on our minds, bodies and souls. The more we create, the more capable we become. Creativity comes from happy places too. Happy moments need creative expressions just as much as the difficult moments do.
Whatever you are feeling, whatever you are going though. Creating something is an excellent tool in the toolkit.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #740
*that being said, always talk to a professional first if you need it.