As an artist and creativity cheerleader I hear A LOT of folks say how they wish they were creative BUT they’re just not… I completely disagree! I believe every single person has within in them the divine right, privileged and responsibility of tapping into and sharing our connection to the Creative Source. We are all inherently creative, it is our learned judgement and the stories we tell ourselves that block our creativity. In the TED Talk Tim Brown shares some amazing insights into shaking off judgement and moving into a space of allowing creativity to flow…
Tim Brown: Tales of creativity and play
… we fear the judgment of our peers, and that we’re embarrassed about showing our ideas to people we think of as our peers, to those around us. And this fear is what causes us to be conservative in our thinking. So we might have a wild idea, but we’re afraid to share it with anybody else.
At the 2008 Serious Play conference, designer Tim Brown talks about the powerful relationship between creative thinking and play — with many examples you can try at home (and one that maybe you shouldn’t).