You and your passive creativity

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Sometimes thinking creatively takes a bit of work.

It requires the right attitude, the correct amount of light in the room, the people or objects that surround you to be open and encouraging, the training and preparation to carry through.

But the opposite is sometimes true as well: sometimes creativity takes no work at all.

Like when you’re sitting and suddenly an idea strikes in your mind, causing you to find the solution or idea you’ve been searching for. You could be anywhere, at a restaurant or in the shower, you could be doing anything, and suddenly you get an idea.

For today, and the rest of the week, pursue that passive creativity. Stop worrying about coming up with something original or truly creative. Relax and enjoy your day, experience your surroundings in the fullness that only you can. Creativity may strike when you least expect it.

Photo by Carles Rodrigo.