Saturday, November 14, 2015

Why You Should Create...and Continue Creating, Despite Everything

Photo Courtesy of Unknown, 
I thought this was mine taken at Sandy Hook, NJ years ago
but am unsure. It looks identical to mine. It might be.

"I have a right to my own voice and a right to my own vision. 
I have a right to collaborate with creativity, 
because I myself am a product and a consequence of Creation."
- Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic, Creative Living Beyond Fear

WOW! When I read those words, they were powerful. Imagine that. The realization that YOU of all people have every right to create because you yourself are a creation. You were made from Creation. That is amazing. It’s in our DNA, passed on from generation to generation for thousands of years. Bet you never thought of it that way. You can't stop creating. It’s who you are. How can you cut yourself off from your own heart? You would eventually die a very slow death. Maybe that's why you feel numb and empty. desensitized to what's happening around you. Lost. But all you need to do is reclaim your rightful place. No one can tell you otherwise. Get back on that path to who you are. Every step you take will bring you closer home. Create through the mess, create through the pain, create through the mundane, create through the work, create when it rains, create when it shines, create when you're happy, create when you're sad....point is, just Create.