What is Creativity?
Creative Thinking as Divine Inspiration or Human Trait
It took some time for the humanity to accept ‘creativity’ as a possible human ‘trait’.
It was during the Renaissance that creativity was first seen, not as a matter of divine inspiration, but as a gift of a great learned man to imitate God’s ability to create. As Prometheus stole the fire of the Gods and brought it to the mankind, humanity needed to steal the secret of ‘creation’ from Gods and understand its essence.
Creative Thinking and Learning the Skill of Creativity
Creativity refers to the invention of any new thing that has value. Someone creative has the ability to learn from traditional ideas and create new ones.
To be creative we have to choose to be different from everyone else. Learning the skill of creativity is about learning to challenge the existing, learning to trust one’s idea, and working hard to change the world that is by default stuck in the space of ‘conventional’. Creativity is an essential ingredient of one's spiritual development.
To read more please check What is creativity article / an excerpt from Conscious Creativity Book