"I wish I was creative. I'm not the creative type...This is for creatives so it's not for me..." I've said the same thing. For years, I thought I wasn't creative. I thought of being creative as needing paint, pen, or an instrument. (Yes, I play an instrument, but even this didn't convince me.) I thought that the mark of a truly creative person was a performance (which I hated doing) or space in a museum or poetry book. But I'm coming to see that creativity is a law of nature just like gravity. Simply by being alive, I am creative.
On a cellular level, our cells are always creating-new cells, hormones, insulin, antibodies, electricity (Yes, electricity!), sperm, eggs, on, and on, and on. In fact, we rely on this creation for our survival. If our bodies stop creating new cells, we're in trouble. If our body stops creating insulin, we're in trouble.
Every one of us is also creating on a larger level. Maybe you're not creating paintings or sculptures, but maybe you create great meals, spreadsheets, great conversation, or lesson plans. Maybe you create space in your home for a friend who is homeless. Maybe you create emotional space when your child needs it. You are creative.
So what if we start to notice our opportunities for creation? What if we become present for our creations? What if we add intention to the process? Every day. Every moment. What do you create?