“Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.” — William Plomer
We’re all amazingly creative. We design patterns and meanings and stories out of the trillion-trillion pieces of sensory stimulation with which we’re bombarded every day. We choose what’s important, applying passion and attention and energy to that which we value. We add our individual flavors and interpretations, conscious and unconscious. We thematically relate it all to our own history & experience & identity.
And sometimes we’re really awkward about it, trying to connect in totally messed-up ways — complaining, criticizing, self-deprecating, self-aggrandizing, people-pleasing, or being just plain mean — all in the name of connectedness (and/or our fear that we can’t have it and be it) .
In every case, for good and for ill, these are freakin’ masterpieces that we’re painting/writing/sculpting with our minds and hearts every day.
Each of us is a virtuoso, a maestro, a genius. Whether we’re drawing us together or painting ourselves into a corner — either way, we are working out the expression of our souls’ deepest yearning to connect to our truest selves, to each other, and to the world. And the more mindful we become, the more we can connect intentionally, responsibly, compassionately, and with appropriate boundaries.
I can’t wait to see you Saturday at 6:00 at Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living (abqcsl.org). My brilliant friends Patty & Sid will be there. Join us at 5:30 for community and cheer. XO, Rev. Drew