The JOY of Creativity

“Composing gives me great pleasure… there is nothing that surpasses the joy of creation, if only because through it one wins hours of self-forgetfulness, when one lives in a world of sound.”

Pianist and composer Clara Schumann (1819-1896)

As Benjamin Disraeli once said, ‘Most people will die with their music still in them.’

“But, what if the most ‘real’ thing you can do is to do work that reflects your authentic self? To find a way to actually live your life on your own terms? What if what you really need to do is to get ‘unreal.’

 “Now, imagine someone asking you ‘How many hours a week do you spend creating something that gives you joy?’ or ‘Do you have a creative habit that helps you handle stress?’”

 

Hugh-MacLeod-born-creative

Source and full article – creativemind.com