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?

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