February 15, 2017 Brian Allain

Creativity is Natural

I make the point that creativity is inherent to human personality because we tend to recognize it only in certain contexts, such as the arts. And when we see it as special to only some people or personality types, it becomes to us a mystery that is often more intimidating than it has to be. The creative process does have its mysterious aspects, but overall it is natural, and we are designed to work on it joyfully and fruitfully. At a basic level, we use our creativity to live within budget or plan a garden plat. At a more specialized level we develop our gifts for mixing colors on a canvas or crafting sentences on a page.

– from “The Soul Tells a Story: Engaging Creativity with Spirituality in the Writing Life” by Vinita Hampton Wright Loyola Press