Being creative is a desire, a passion, an urge, something that has to be done.
It relies on an energy that is inside every one of us.
It is expressed in different ways by different people.
Everyone who expresses themselves is drawing on different experiences and perspective.
When we feel good about ourselves and the world around us, we express it.
When we feel bad about ourselves and the world around us, guess what… we express it.
Sometimes I feel drowned by the world around me, put-upon by all the shite in the world, especially the injustices perpetrated by people in power.
My kind friends tell me it’s because I have an empathy with those affected, and this often includes me, so not sure how that works…
My unkind, and some would say ‘honest’ friends, tell me I’m just a wuss that needs to put things in perspective and get on with it.
‘But’, I whine, ‘creativity doesn’t work like that. Not for me.’
It’s hard to say exactly how it does work: analysing it has never worked out for the best.
But I know when it’s not working.
I know when my mojo aint workin’.
Being connected to the world via social-media seems to be a big drain.
There’s no news like bad news for getting ratings, so most of what’s churned out is bad news.
People affected pass it on and warn others, and so it (rightly) spreads.
It would seem there is such a weight of sadness, badness and intent to do harm in the world that we may suffocate under it.
Looking for the good, staying positive, clearing our minds to allow our inner… blah-blah-blah right?
There is good out there (and in there!) and it is easy to find. It just sometimes struggles to be heard over the cacophony of shite in the world.
Anyone who has a creative urge, who produces something and sends it out in to the world, I urge you: do it for good. Use your superpowers for good!
When we are made aware of bad stuff, let’s be aware in the ‘so what are we gonna do about it’ kind of way.
I know it’s tough. I know it’s mostly easier said than done. But it can be done and it must be done.
Get that mojo working.
Share your stuff. Get it out there.
Stay positive. Stay the superhero that you are!