I would argue that by nature we are all creative beings as we learn to sense and perceive this earthly life experience. We develop a sense of self that is highly unique to us. Out of these intrinsic peculiarities we align and gather with those of common human ground and lifestyle. But for centuries societies in the form of religions and, more recently, the behavior engineering systems of education and economies, have really mechanized our life routines and diminished our propensity for a daily nourishing creative life.
This year, as I was reading the book The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron, I realized how many daily things I could do to incorporate being a more whole person by practicing creative wonder every morning. The whole routine takes about two hours. But it has brought me incredible nourishment in ways that time, dialogue, and even my friends and family members just can't channel and facilitate.
At the very core of my daily creative practice is to play with Legos every morning. For me it's a metaphor for life our life story. We build up or across, connect the pieces, disassemble our thoughts, patterns, and habits. It's a playful tool that helps you look at life with a lighter lens, with impermanence and the innocence of a child as we navigate life's cry or cheer.
Play music, of all and any kind. Just dance, jam! Why the heck not? It's a form of self-expression our species has been celebrating for thousands of years.
Read something, from poetry to philosophy. It can help us understand our life story through the written message of those that have left or leaving us a bank full of wise capital.
Coloring, splash paint at the colorless gardens of life with a canvas or get a coloring book. It can teach us to interact with the color spectrum and it can teach us to be more patient with simplicity, like the way we move a colored pencil.
And keep writing. Investigate what is it that you really have to say about your life story or really need to ask about your journey.