Imagination and Creativity

“Creativity is imagining possibilities and making them real.”

– Marta Davidovich Ockuly

We are all creative beings.  Some of us have just lost touch with our creativity.

And for most of us, it’s not our fault.

Sir Ken Robinson believes that “imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it’s the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.” Ken Robinson

In one of my very favorite TED talks, Ken Robinson argues that schools actually kill our creativity. Below is the link for the TED talk.

This is frightening and potentially destructive.  As Albert Einstein pointed out:  “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

So if most schools are not actively promoting our creativity, and some possibly even squelching it.  How can we stay in touch with our creative potential.  I believe creativity comes as a sudden insight, and when we are quiet and relaxed, our minds loosen and expand and are open to make new associations, new connections which lead to new insights and ideas.  But this calls for us to find time to quiet our brains and be open.  I believe in that quiet space when our brain waves slow down from Beta Waves to Alpha Waves, and even slower to Theta Waves – that’s where we connect with our creativity, that is when we get our sudden insights.

Please let me know what you think Ken Robinson’s talk –  (you can leave a comment by clicking on the speech bubble at the top of this post.)  And I’d love to hear how you access your creative sparks.

And as always thank you for taking the time to visit, I appreciate it.