Creativity Quote: Creativity Begins In Darkness!

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April 9, 2024

Creativity-- like life tself --begins in darkness!
-- Julia Cameron
This creativity quote by Julia Cameron expresses the agony of creative thinkers. Writers, artists, inventors.

In the beginning of creative process, there is utter confusion. The idea lurks someehere, but nothing to show. Darkness, as Julia calls it.

It is darkness with potential. The creative person focuses on a potential idea. She can sense it in her being, but there is no form to it. And she doesn't know how much effort would she need to put, or how much time the idea will take to grow in a recognisable form.

This is not the darkness of nothingness. It is darkness around a seed. No ray of light reaches it. But it can sense the warmth of the sun. And it can fetch nourishment from the rough, gritty soil around it.

In the same way, a creative person keeps the hope going. She can feel the seed of an idea germinating inside her, though people can't see it, yet.

The true test of a creative person is to keep working, to do her research, to doodle things on a paper, to keep faith in the creative process. 

That's the real difference between successful creative people and those who quit. If we can wait, the ground will break for us. Our idea will see the light of the day! 

Puneet Bhatnagar
Creativity Trainer

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Puneet Bhatnagar is a business innovator, creativity and innovation coach. He is a columnist and author who writes on creativity and innovation.

He has trained 1000's of people from all walks from life--From CEOs, CFOs, R&D experts, Engineers, Marketing and Advertising experts, News editors...And combat fighters too!

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