Be the Seed of Creativity
The butterfly is a beautiful eccentric insect. I call it eccentric because even though it normally is embraced with colorful descriptions like, beautiful and majestic, if you put a magnified glass close to it, it is almost kind of… well… ugly. Nonetheless, I find the beauty of the butterfly not just in its looks but in its story. It is one of the reasons; I had chosen it to be my personal symbol. We all are familiar with the butterfly’s life story, it starts off as an egg then a caterpillar, then it manifest itself into a cocoon then after a few days it becomes the butterfly.
Let’s breakdown the story slowing starting from the caterpillar phase, during the lifetime of the caterpillar it spends most of its time in this phase eating plants. I translate this phase as gathering knowledge. As we grow into the adults, we spend most of our time gathering knowledge. We are mostly in school starting (for some) in pre-school all the way up to college. But knowledge doesn’t just come from our school education, but also from the education that we receive through our life lessons. So now comes the part where we form our cocoons. As we are in our transforming phase, we taking in all that we have learned and soon form into that person that we will become (aka the butterfly).
I had always known in my heart that I have always wanted to be an artist. What I didn't realize was that I always was an artist. It took much time in my personal cocoon to finally realize what I have always wanted to strive for was already set before my feet. Therefore as my part of my personal mission, as I have stated in a few of my earlier blogs, I aspire to muse others into re-awakening the artists within themselves. I want to be your seed for creativity, and the only favor I ask of you is to pass it on. Last month I wrote about finding your muse. So let me flip the script on you, why not try to be someone else’s muse? Here is my impromptu idea for the week: Keep an ear out amongst your colleagues, peers, family and or friends. Seek out anyone that may need help with any ideas and help them accomplish their ideas in a creative matter.
“We are all creative. Creativity is the hallmark human capacity that has allowed us to survive thus far. Our brains are wired to be creative, and the only thing stopping you from expressing the creativity that is your birthright is your belief that there are creative people and uncreative people and that you fall in that second category.”
-Shelley Carson, Your Creative Brain