Creativity: Get out of your box in three minutes | Psychology Today

People in a boxMyths About Creativity

Myth One – You are lacking something.
Myth Two – There is an expert out there to help you.
Myth Three – It will take you a long time to get it.

Realities About Creativity

Reality One – You are always connected to an ever-present wellspring of creativity, power and wisdom.

Reality Two – The expert in your creativity is standing in your shoes right here and right now.

Reality Three – It doesn’t take time – you have it right now.

Feeling Stuck?

Several other researchers and I have studied creativity and stale thinking patterns. Our work has focused on what we call the Identity System (I-System). We all have an I-System. It’s either on or off. It’s on when your mind is cluttered with spinning thoughts, your body is tense, your awareness shrinks and you have trouble reaching yourgoals. The I-System causes you to falsely identify with the contents of the spinning thoughts and the resulting physical distress. This, in turn, can disrupt your otherwise natural access to your wellspring of creativity. With your mind cluttered with old thoughts, you become trapped in a box!

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Author: Stanley H. Block, M.D.

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