Nurturing Creativity

A friend sent this video to me not to long ago.  It resonated with me so strongly and I feel its important to share.  I love Elizabeth’s perspective, its historical roots, and agree that we should try as we might to revert back to the ancient way of thinking of creativity.

My favorite lines, “ a creative life, maybe it doesn’t have to be quite so full of anguish if you never happened to believe in the first place that the most extraordinary aspects of your being came from you,  but maybe if you just believed that they were on loan to you from some unimaginable source from some exquisite portion of your life to be passed along when you’re finished to somebody else. If we think about it this way it starts to change everything…

Don’t be afraid, don’t be daunted. Just do your job. Continue to show up for your piece of it, whatever that might be.  If your job is to dance, do your dance. If the divine cockeyed genius assigned to your case decides to let some sort of wonderment be glimpsed for just one moment through your efforts, then ‘Ole’.  And if not, then do your dance anyhow, and ‘Ole’ to you nonetheless.  I believe this and believe that we must teach this. ‘Ole’ to you nonetheless just for having the sheer human love and stubbornness to keep showing up.”