Will the watchword of the future be ‘creativity’?
We live in the Age of Information now… but people have to DO something with all that information, and I believe the next logical step is creativity. Already we’ve seen huge leaps in the creative responses of humankind, thanks in part to the Internet, but it started long before this. Way back in the mid-1800s there were amazing inventions that led to the world we’ve got today.
My spirituality rests in creativity. It’s the expression I have that responds to the beautiful universe.
People who struggle for survival have little energy leftover for creative pursuits. Some manage anyhow, snatching what few moments they can find to be the artists they truly are. In some, the art is so strong it cannot be hidden. In others, art is a faraway aspiration, perhaps something given up so long before, it can no longer be remembered.
Most of our current educational systems stress information without awarding bouts of creativity. Creative thought is considered dangerous by many educators; they wanted factory workers, not innovators. Yet we all have creative urgings just like we all have that seed of spirit, and in fact, creative alchemy is the blossoming of that seed.
I would like to see a day when everyone is trained in creativity from early childhood, just as they’re trained in math and reading. I would like for children to know they are intrinsically creative, each in a unique way, and that nobody is left out of this great blessing.