Creative Courage – Art of Change

By Patrick Turner-lee | 90 day challenge VIDS

Mar 16

Not creative but want to be?

Let’s blow this myth out of the water. Everyone is creative and its part of the human condition. I am willing to allow some sort of dialogue about this one. Here are some points to consider.

So why does it matter anyway?

I strongly believe that when the human race taps into its full potential, all the problems that we face can be transformed. Of course, we are surrounded by miseries of some kind or other. Wherever we are at the moment the potential from within is more needed than ever. This is creativity, a potential to initiate and new action.

We can think of creativity as being confined to the arts and believe we are not creative. The way we live out our journey can include acts that are far removed from making art but come from a spirit that is creative.

Online business, as an example, demands an inventive spirit and also is an amazing arena to develop a strong and resilient self. I find that to be able to make paintings a resilient spirit is incredibly helpful and also the process can mirror the ongoing battle that we have with this creative potential.

I start a painting with a strong sense that I am not capable enough.

I say this as I have experienced resistance manifesting as a lack of belief in my ability to do it. It is part of the process.

As a piece of work grows the resistance continues. Every day can be a chance to experience doubt in not just the picture in hand but all the previous endeavours as well. Then there is a breakthrough! Everything looks great again. This accompanied by a feeling of strength and empowerment.

Whatever our life is doing we experience these emotional fluctuations, don’t we? This is because we are creative beings. The reality is that if we tackle some creative project, however small, we can see these changes in mood.

Making a painting is like research.

Helping me understanding the ebbs and flows of life. I become more in tune with long term goals or targets.

It could be to make time and live the life that you really want. Create your happiness rather than just living to work.

The first step is to find out what it is you want. Then take action to make this happen. It is not going to be easy. If it was you would have done it years ago.

My story, in summary, is that I always wanted to be doing music and performance but simply couldn’t get my head around how.

No regrets is important.

I followed a model that I grew up resisting. I have no regrets and I firmly believe that all my experience is important to where I am now.

No regrets is important. We will end up regretting that we regret !!!! Oh yes, we can do this !!

How do we break a habit of a lifetime? We take action however small to counter-attack.

When we finally make a stand and take a step forward everything will change. This is absolutely true. This is where we begin to live a creative life.

-Patrick

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