What Is Creativity & How Can It Bring Meaning To You

The state or quality of being creative. The ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination: the need for creativity in modern industry; creativity in the performing arts. The process by which one utilizes creative ability: Extensive reading stimulated his creativity.

The phrase “creativity for life” means at least three different things. To read the full article go to: New World Library

The first meaning is that creativity can permeate a life: that a person can be creative in the way that she handles her job, solves problems around the house, plans menus for dinner parties, or takes in a sunset. She manifests the qualities of a creative person, like imagination, resourcefulness, self-direction, and so on, and shines them like a beacon on whatever she thinks about or tackles. One shorthand moniker for this is that she is “everyday creative” or that she is engaged in “artful living.”

The second meaning of the phrase “creativity for life” is that people who love things like art, music, literature, science, and, more broadly, smart things, gorgeous things, and evocative things, want them in their life. They do not want a life devoid of foreign movies, intellectual puzzles, or natural beauty. They love it that bookstores, museums, and concert halls exist and they love it that they can fill their living space and their spare time with art. Our shorthand for this is “an art-filled life” or “art-filled living.” In this sense, “creativity for life” means filling all the days of your life with art and the joy that art brings.

A third meaning of the phrase “creativity for life” is that a person spends a lifetime creating in a particular domain, a domain to which she decides to devote herself. She can be creative as a violinist and devote herself to music. She can be creative as a writer and devote herself to writing novels. She can be creative as a research biologist and devote herself to scientific inquiry. Our shorthand for this is “an art-committed life” or “identifying as an artist.” Millions of people make this choice, with all of the joys and challenges that come with it.

You maintain lifelong creativity by maintaining daily creativity. Even on the busiest days, when the commute to work, a stressful job, and the commute home take up most of your waking hours, you can still have an art-committed first hour of the day, as you work on your novel, an art-filled evening, with music and the scent of flowers, and an artful day throughout as you mindfully bring your talents and your passion to the ordinary tasks of living. Artful living, an art-filled life, and an art-committed life are each available to you if you build up the habits of daily awareness and daily practice.