what i believe about creativity

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Yesterday I shared this Ted Talk of Elizabeth Gilbert musing about creativity, and this link to my personal creativity manifesto. I thought I would post the entire manifesto here today, since it fits with my theme of creativity and ritual.

My creativity creed

I believe that I’m merely the instrument for the creative impulse. I don’t know where the ideas come from, but they definitely don’t come from me.

I believe that the best thing I can do is get out of the way of the creative work, and let it unfold the way it wants to.

I believe that creativity – being the vessel for the creation of new things – is the reason we exist.

I believe that I’m my best self when I’m taken over by the creative genius.

I believe that creativity is not a rare talent. Everyone can do it (or remember how).

After all, every five year old believes they’re an artist.

I believe your life will be better if you can find that five year old.

What do you believe about creativity?

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This manifesto was originally posted on my blog of daily creative prompts, Mirificationis.