Creativity – Book Review
I have mentioned recently a couple of quotes from a book on creativity that I am currently reading. This is one of the best books on creativity and the creative process that I have come across so far. The book , “Creativity” by Osho takes a really good look at creativity and it’s place in modern human development.
Osho goes so far as to state that “Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence. If you want to create
you have to get rid of all conditionings; otherwise your creativity will be nothing but copying, it will be just a carbon copy. You can be creative only if you are an individual, you cannot create as part of mob psychology……..it is uncreative, it lives a dragging life, it knows no dance, no song, it is mechanical.”
This book is a handbook for those who are serious about understanding Creativity and what it takes to be creative. Whether you are already an artist or a company director, it holds the key to understanding how to better assimilate creativity into your life and your business. I came across this book in one of those synchronous moments that we all have now and then. A dear friend and I were looking for a subject for a creative challenge that we could both use. We were in a book shop at the time and went around to the poetry and spiritual type section of the book shop. My eye fastened upon this book and it kind of almost leapt off the shelf and opened itself at the following page, where he says….
“You have a song in your heart to be sung and you have a dance to be danced, but the dance is invisible, and the song-even you have not heard it yet. It is deep down hidden in the innermost core of your being; it has to be bought to the surface, it has to be expressed. That’s what is meant by self -actualization.”
This so struck us both that we decided this would be our challenge – to produce a creative piece that expresses these words some how.
This Weeks Question: How would you express the last quote in your own creative way?
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