Why Creativity is Imperative to Your Success

As we all know it takes creativity to make it in any sort of way in this world. It takes true ingenuity, originality, imagination—creativity however you put it—to become successful in any endeavor, not just materially. If you are trying to be successful in the bedroom or in an intimate relationship it takes creativity to keep the fire going. It is in our very nature to explore new things, as a sense of adventure, or raw creativity, is ingrained in our DNA.

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Even if your journey is a spiritual one, it takes creativity to find yourself or God, whatever philosophy you subscribe to. You literally have to carve your own path whether you’re seeking enlightenment or material success, there is no one else who can walk it for you and not a single person who can do it better in your shoes.

Today’s media would have us believe that we inevitably live in a dog-eat-dog world, that nice guys finish last, and that evolution is all about survival of the fittest, meaning that they would attempt to convince that those who are ruthless and capable of insidious domination are exclusively the ones capable of succeeding. This could not be further from the truth. It is so much more difficult to succeed when you operate in this fashion. People work against you, not with you.

Studies have now shown that in order to succeed either on a personal level or a global one we must transition from competition to cooperation. They have discovered through empirical evidence that the ideal amount of competition for success is zero. That’s right, nada, zilch, no competition whatsoever.

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What does this mean? That we should do away with competitive sports and the like? Not at all, but that in the business world, the workforce, the home life, and so on, for the highest amount of success in terms of productivity, harmonious relationships, overall quality of life and environment, when we shift from competition with one another to cooperation every single measurable aspect improves without question.

What does cooperation have to do with creativity, and why is it important? Well, many of us believe that you create your reality by your thoughts, emotions, and actions, and while this is true, a better way could be to say that we are co-creating our reality together, and when you are not only creative on a personal level but in harmony with those around you, truly great things begin to happen. They say it takes a village to raise a child, and it also takes a village, or an entire business, organization, activist movement, what have you, to create a video game, feed the hungry, or bring peace to a nation.

Think about it. Have a great day everyone!

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The Key to Happiness: Stop Searching For It

As human beings we all just want to be happy, and who knows maybe we are destined to just pursue this illusory thing we call happiness in an endless pursuit of what we think will bring us a feeling that really can’t be described in words.

But maybe what we are really looking for is to find this feeling, this sense of purpose and belonging, in the everyday behaviors that make us who we truly are. Maybe when we realize that there is nothing to look for, that life itself is the reason we exist and that is more than enough, we can begin to understand that with all of the “ups” and “downs” we experience there is only this present moment and our perception of it that can bring us the feeling we think we need to survive.

So perhaps we can stop searching and surrender instead, yield to the fact that we are who we are and there is nothing that will change that, but the only thing that really needs changing is the way we think about who we are, that the paths we have chosen will lead us exactly where we are meant to be and the journey leading us there may just be beyond our scope of understanding. This doesn’t, however, make it anything less than the perfect voyage into a land unknown led by the light of a thousand fires burning by our sides.

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These fires are the illuminations of our souls, the elucidations of a hidden corridor deep within the castles of our minds that reflect the inner most desire we each share, the only thing that we all truly have in common: love. It is the glue that holds our reality together, the adhesive in a cohesive world of light and dark, of positive and negative, of that which we believe makes us who we are and that which brings us together in one unified field of consciousness, showing us the truth behind all of the lies and propaganda attempting to mimic the only thing that can possibly be called real.

When I started this post I had no rhyme or reason, just an intense desire to share my experience with you all in the only way that I know how: through words, but now I see that this light behind my eyes, that very same light that shines on the world from behind your own, is that which brightens my experience and allows me to flow into a sense of happiness, a sense of finding something I never lost but instead convinced myself that I needed to search for.

Creativity, Why Do We Need It?

First of all, let me ask another question: what would a world without creativity look like? Well, to begin with it could not exist. Creativity and creation are one in the same: to generate something that previously did not exist, at least not in that same way. Every time you are creative you are literally creating something out of nothing more than the quantum leap taking place within your mind, the leap from one location—or, in this case, state of mind—to another without traveling the distance in between.

All of that being said, what would a world without creativity look like? Well, it would probably be black and white because color would not be essential in such a place. It would be drab and stark, very boring. Nothing would be alive, because without creativity how could anything be born or grow? There would be no awareness of anything because nothing would be there to observe it. Are you starting to get the picture? Again, such a place could not exist.

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Creativity is the life force that created you, it is the intent behind all things both alive and dead, and it is the awareness of what is being created or has already been created anywhere at any time. Without creativity the world could not exist and it most definitely would not be worth living in even if it was habitable.

With this in mind, how is it possible that human beings have become so uncreative over the last few decades, that we as a civilization have become so unimaginative, so unoriginal that we literally can’t even think for ourselves anymore? Here is a small clip to illustrate exactly what I am talking about:

You see?! We have been brainwashed to believe that who we are and what we are capable of is everything that we have been told, but I myself am proof that when you consciously choose to recapture your creativity, life takes on a whole new meaning and as a result it becomes beautiful in the process.

Now, am I claiming to have an absolutely perfect life without struggle or conflict? Of course not, but what I am telling you beyond a shadow of a doubt is that once I awoke to my own limitless potential and the creativity inside me, I began to see the beauty all around me and my environment responded in kind. To paraphrase Wayne Dyer, I changed the way I looked at things and the things I looked at changed. We must go back to being as creative as when we were children.

Most people think that growing out of your creativity is just a part of life, but I’m here to tell you that it’s actually such an unnatural process it is literally killing us, driving many to early graves due to unfulfilled creative expressions and suppressed creative tendencies. We are creative creatures, and the more we resist our own natural urges to express our creativity, the more disharmonic we become. It is time to change the way we present ourselves and our talents to the world.

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