Creative Power and the Power of Creation

DID YOU EVER DREAM up a crazy idea as a child, such as a tiny rocket ship that would take you to the moon or a castle filled with dozens of hidden passageways? Most of us had all kinds of wild ideas when we were young; perhaps we drew pictures or wrote stories about them. Yet, as with most of our ideas, they never moved beyond the conceptual stage to become reality.

Creativity can sound like an intimidating concept, but it is really no more than the state of imagination that almost all of us experienced as children. So why do we often feel a deficit of creativity as we age? There are many reasons, but one of the most important is that as adults, we don’t want rocket ships or castles. We want creative ...

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