I am creating myself creative identity. I regard my thinking process as highly creative.
For most part of my life, there hasn’t been any proof to the one way or another that I could be creative. Therefore the feeling I could describe what I am feeling right now is the one that I’ve like stumbled upon gem: which is indeed my own creativity.
In some ways I’ve gone against the currents, especially with my struggles against art of drawing. I found some members of that community quite, they had written books that start with words like : if you aren’t talented to bother. I just wanted to improve my drawing a little, bit and I’ve. In fact I am quite satisfied with the results. I don’t practice actively anymore as I’ve discovered other passions that are more suited to me, but I still occasionally pickup the pen and enjoy the fruits of that practice.
I’ve discovered my talents by myself. This has had a lot to do with my nature and how I’ve interacted with others in the past. I probably could’ve had some possibilities if I had had more interest in discovery at an earlier age, but that didn’t happen.
I wasn’t a quick learner of life, but eventually I got here and started the journey of self discovery which was really the turning point of my life.
I mark the start of my journey of self discovery to the day I started writing my journal. That habit stuck to me from there on, and now it has been four years and four months. Incredible progress has happened since then.
I guess my own expectations from life were quite too high to the amount of work I was willing to put in. Now that sense of reality has been corrected.
Once I started writing, magically I could somehow learn from my past and keep track of my direction. Every time I felt like getting lost, I could find some advice from my journals. The longer time has it been, the more proactive and mindful I’ve learned to become. In practice this means that I’ve taken up various revision and goal setting habits along with the habit of journaling.
Daily basis I run the checks on virtue list, and daily top 3. Monthly basis I write the objectives for my state of mind and then I write a summary of the month. Yearly basis I reflect to the past years goals and my current direction. Did I end up where I Was going and am I okay with where I am going?
This practices are backed up with meditations. For four years now I’ve followed noble eight fold path as my primary guide, every evening for about ten minutes I meditate.
These actions have been indeed the guidance which have helped me realize myself.
When one doesn’t know what to do, only way is to try various things and find out what one does not want to do.
Some people are blessed that they discover their talents or at least passion at a young age, but I’ve always thought that quite many struggle to find any passion in life.
Self discovery is the chance to discover your passions and talents, there may be many so at the same time it tests the strengths of each.
Recently I understood that the life is truly short and in the end it doesn’t matter much at all how long we live unless we make our mark to the life. Some people make it earlier that echo through the ages, and others take time to develop it. Either way the bigger we aim, the less time we’ve to waste with aimless action.
Through self discovery we can stick to the correct path a lot easier, thus preventing doing the same mistakes over and over again.
My journaling habit served as the basis for my creative writing habit. Through tiny things I started to identify myself as a creative person, and finally I started seeing writing as creative process to which has many styles and options available. This happened to me over time, pieces clicked slowly together.
Before this experience, I was indeed blind.
My creative process wasn’t that which I had imagined, it was very different from the light bulbs of the cartoons.
I’ve noticed that through writing, especially rewriting I can train my thinking process to a ever higher level.
To write, it is very important to read a lot and absorb all the knowledge around us. There probably isn’t a single truly original thought, but when you are the first one to put all the latest thoughts to action, then it becomes something original. In the end, execution & making something real matters. Thoughts are thoughts, without spoken or written they won’t have any impact. And indeed, if we want to have written word some impact it has be published, to do that, requires a quite a few things too!
I believe all of us has the creative side to be nurtured and let out to be free. Life is after all, all about being creative. Some people are blessed with the skill in eye, hand or ear, but there is so much more to the creativity than just those. The more there are limitations the more creative we tend to become. In fact without limitations not much of the creativity is possible. Limitations spark creativity.
Without the need of something to be done with limited resources, we don’t even begin to use our monstrous subconscious thinking capacity to solve problems. Therefore limitations that force us think a little, are the spark that wake up creativity in all of us.
However that creativity needs some fuel. Do not be discouraged if you cannot figure out things in the first times. This may very well be due to lack of the fuel, which is also known as EXPERIENCE and KNOWLEDGE that our subconscious needs to be able to come up with the solutions.
Thats why discovering something you are passionate about and finding all about, is so powerful. It gives you not only the power of passionate action, but also the creative subconscious thinking which will the solve problem for you.
Through self-discovery passion and talents can be found and the desired direction maintained.