How to Be Creative in a Mad World: Encountering

Encountering means confronting life and yourself. This isn’t an aggressive confrontation with lots of bared teeth and frowning. It is non-demanding – more like an embrace. But not clinging, not a death grip.

It’s about giving your creativity space to breathe, holding it in your mind and letting it be.

You do without doing.

In terms of writing: you allow the writing to write itself.

But don’t be fooled into thinking this is easy. It is essential to be open to possibilities and curious about life. When you encounter life, you let it lead you where you need to be. You are not in charge. Who knows where you’ll end up?

Encountering means being willing to be changed by the encounter. It is not half-hearted or limp. Being creative means being intense, burning with life. You want be creative because you love life and want more. Your creativity is an embodiment of your passion for life.

If you want to be creative you must say a full-throttle YES to life and your creativity.

How do you say Yes to life? Share your close encounters below…

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