I genuinely believe that creativity is one of the essential building blocks of our civilisation. I remember reading something years ago in a National Geographic magazine that at one point there were only 2,000 to 5,000 human beings on the planet ( or our particular branch of human ) and it was our ability to think creatively that ensured our survival. It was our ability to manipulate our environment and our ability to think beyond the current moment that caused our civilisation to grow in the way it has. And putting aside what we have done with that civilisation for a second to go from 5,000 to 7 billion is quite impressive. To do it because of our ability to create is even more so.
I do think that every challenge put in front of us puts us back in that space. To think creatively again and beyond the current moment. Honouring that space has been over the years a passion of mine. Creating spaces to think creatively and to root myself in that been a personal goal. When something becomes formula I try my best to change or enhance it and it I feel stuck then I try and immediately go to a creative space in my head and work my way through it. Doodling, drawing, music, creating, crafting, all of it is as important to me as eating and sleeping. We problem solve by thinking about it outside of the problem itself. When we actualise a situation and look at it completely objectively and from a space outside the current moment and in that we find the dynamic to resolve it.
I think if everyone regularly put pencil to paper, paintbrush to canvas, hands on a guitar and beat a drum more people would get more personal resolve and more peace would be created. The catharsis of creativity is evident and its healing power and ability to generate self loving thoughts is apparent. I want to see more of that in the world and I think the world needs it too.