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Unleash Your Creativity

Out of the seven billion people in the world at this time, each one of us has a one-of-a-kind combination of these four characteristics.

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We are all born with specific flaws and weaknesses. However, we balance these with our unique combination of gifts and talents. Out of the seven billion people in the world at this time, each one of us has a one-of-a-kind combination of these four characteristics. This equips us to live one, and only one, life to the hilt…our life.

As Oscar Wilde said: “Be yourself, everyone else seems to be taken.” Whether you believe it or not, you are creative. Often, our creativity interests (and there are many) are suppressed…Sometimes, since childhood. This is the result of judgment.

We are told that some of our “natural” inclinations, interests, hobbies, etc. are just a waste of time and should be put away. Many of these “right”, for us, activities are labeled impractical - This usually means that they are not likely to lead to making much money. Consequently, they remain dormant; a loss of individual joy to us and a collective loss to the world.

We intuitively know what is a “right” activity for us. And, there are more than one right ones for each of us at any particular time. We know, in our hearts, what makes us happy,. We know what we are passionate about. We “feel” a special way when engaged in one of our activities. We lose track of time when engaged in our heart’s desire.

Perhaps you love to sing, or dance, or paint pictures or write poetry or garden. Whatever gifts (and they are plural) we have, are ours, to let out and to make blossom. One gift could be as simple as being a sympathetic ear when such is needed. Another could be just giving a smile, when appropriate.

Some of our gifts and talents have been with us a lifetime, others are relatively new. Some last for years. Others are for only a brief time. Regardless, they are here for us, like no other activity. We are drawn to them even when we aren’t paid to do them. We feel a kinship for them that is not forced. We are meant to be involved with them. They are our creativity waiting to get out.

Our gifts and talents are reluctant to come out in an atmosphere of judgment, especially harsh judgment. This is what causes them to stay hidden for up to a lifetime. They require nothing more than a nonjudgmental atmosphere to be born and developed. They are us and we are them.

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Don Lubov
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