only exists in our human psychosocial world. It emerges as part of an urge to « ».
do not exist out there in the world either. There is no such thing as a «creative problem» independent of how a person experiences it. It is up to each of us to get into a mind-set that turns a personally perceived opportunity or a socially-defined problem into a challenge.
So finding youris the crucial creative initiative from which everything follows.
Handling a the framework of .is not a «been there, done that» process. Any , whether it is just a difficult task or a complex project, leads to an of some sort. So it engages all 7 elements/levels in
The sense ofremains in existence throughout the whole creative process. The moment that the sense of dissipates, then the state fades away. Work starts to become routine and predictable, or even mechanical. You are then probably ready, even eager, for a new .
Recognizing ais rather easy: it makes you excited and yet nervous. It is never obvious that you can indeed handle a that seems suitable for you. The reasons vary: too much uncertainty, too many obstacles, too little support, too determined an opposition, too many factors to juggle, too few resources, &c.
So the natural reaction to a genuine fear (or anxiety) stemming from your wish to accept it and succeed triumphantly. You then have two options:is
Responding to an evident or proffered challenge is not mandatory. You must choose your challenges carefully. But if you never rise to a challenge, then you will never discover your own potential. That would be sad, because being creative in everyday life is the route, for most, to whatever divinity resides within.
Amay well be communal—in that the is open to many or involves a group or exists in an organization. However, is intrinsically personal, because only you can .
fear: it simply enables progress despite fears. No-one can tell you what your challenge should be or even whether a relevant challenge exists. In the same way, you alone know whether you will accept and endure the fear.does not remove
mindset of . The path of the creative process is never smoothe or predictable—and if it were?…well then it wouldn't be a , and it wouldn't demand much .is the price of being creative. It is the with which you engage the
So That does not really matter because what other people think is largely irrelevant in matters that touch on authentic choices.is not a matter of the moment. It must be continually re-evoked and renewed as you work away at the challenge. Others may or may not perceive you as courageous.
Once you step up to the plate, you must be wholehearted. Evidence that this is indeed the case is usually noticeable in thewith which you proceed. But whether others notice is beside the point. What counts is actually when you enter the unknown, and sustaining in the face of setbacks, disappointments and road-blocks.
positivity manifests in a specific way to enable creativity.is a manifestation of your , pure and simple. There is no extrinsic source or supply to which you can turn. It will become evident that
The formal name for the necessary consequence of taking up a is: « ».demands a deliberate activation and application of . So the
element/Level of . In doing so, these Levels undergo subtle shifts to make them even more generative., the source of creative energies, must be activated and applied to every unique
Originally posted: 31-Jan-2012