I have just watched a TED talk given by the eloquent, highly humorous Sir Ken Robinson on the topic ‘why is creativity important?’ and I wanted to share it with you.
Ken talks about our education system and how, within it, we do not place enough importance on cultivating creativity within our youth.
When we refer to ‘creativity’ here, we do not refer solely to music, art and theatre, although these are excellent examples of it. Rather, Ken defines creativity as ‘the process of having an original idea that has value’.
In other words, creativity is the process of using your imagination.
We are all born with tremendous creativity and it is this creativity that in fact brings us great joy.
For the vast majority of us, our creative talents and abilities have not been nurtured in our upbringing, so we have not come to know what it is that makes our hearts sing, and indeed what we may be extremely good at.
We may as a result spend our lives in jobs that do not fulfill us and do not utilise our true gifts.
The world may never see our true spark and what we have been born to give to the world.
The very sad truth is that many of us may never find that incredible happiness that comes from tapping into our fundamental talents and creative abilities. For me, I would call this an important part of what it means to live authentically.
I shall leave you now with this amazing video to enjoy and a quick question: –
How can you start tapping into your innate creativity?
With all my love,