The Courage to Create

Why can’t creativity be easy?
Why is it so hard to be creative?
What do I need courage for?
Courage comes from the root word Coeur meaning heart. If you are not creating with heart, then you are not really creating in the truest sense of the word. To create is to bring forth. Life only comes from life, and the beating heart is the surest sign of life there is.
Courage is an inner strength, and it makes sense because creativity is really an inner art. Creativity, whether we want it to or not, opens us up to find ourselves, know ourselves, understand ourselves. Perhaps that is where courage comes in, as we don’t always like what we see.

We also fear that we are inadequate, and this generally comes as a result of comparison. Others might also lash out at us or our creative works, as a result of their own feelings of inadequacy.

If you are enough, and I am enough, then we have no need but to respect and admire who we are and what we do, respectively. There is no threat.

Finding ourselves, even the darkest parts, and still being able to truly know that we are enough is not only the key to a creative life, but to healing as well. The darkness does not grow lighter from our ignoring it, but from our ability to open our eyes to it, and let our vision adjust.

We must have the courage to confront our fears. And Create ANYWAY!

We must have the courage to put ourselves first at times, in order to allow creativity to flow. Not to mention, it will make us healthier and allow us to serve more and better in the long run.

We must have the courage to ignore the little voice in our head. You know the one. It’s not going away, but you can relegate it to the back seat. DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT, let it drive!

We must have the courage to be our authentic selves. It really is a mystery to me why this is so difficult for humans. That doesn’t mean I have it figured out. I struggle with it myself, still…and often. But I guess it goes back to that age old unanswered question…Why can’t we all just get along? Until we can, have courage!

We must have the courage to refuse to give up what we know to be true for our individual selves. Are you ready?


About the Author:

Michele Jennae is an Old Soul Archaeologist and self-realization coach, helping people connect with their authentic life center in the areas of career, life, and creativity.
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