“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” – Osho
A baby learning to walk is usually accompanied by fingers to hang onto, and someone patient walking slowly beside ready to catch. A baby walking for the first time looks to faces for acknowledgement, encouragement. I think people taking tentative first steps in creative expression flourish when they have the same thing.
Sometimes all we need is permission (I can write that permission slip for you).
Sometimes we need structure and ideas on how to slot a teensy productive creative session into our days.
Sometimes all we need is someone who cares enough to help us believe that it ‘matters’, that it is not ‘selfish’ to spend time on something as frivolous as expressing ourselves through colours or quavers or cloth.
And sometimes we need help to remember that this is something we cared about at all, to help us mine for our dreams and uncover them from the rubble and detritus of other people’s needs from us.
What kind of help would you need to embed creative practice into your daily life?
Which medium do you long to play with?
How do you think it would make you feel if you had a healthy relationship with a creative outlet of your choice?
As a coach I can help you discover: what is the smallest step you could take today to engage with this medium? And if you could have a cheer-squad and support team, what would they help you to do?