Yesterday, choreographer Jessica Lang of Jessica Lang Dance, said something interesting to start our dance class.
She said the best way to get better at being creative was to practice creativity daily.
What an idea, what a thought, what a truth. Lombardi once said “We are what we repeatedly do.” He said “Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” Yet so too is creativity. So too is elegance, eloquence, power and beauty (both in the masculine and the feminine sense, as applicable in your case).
So is love. So is openness. So is vulnerability and thus so is growth. And all of these, from loving someone well, which requires an absolute passionate dedication to self-improvement (whether as a friend or as a lover), to dancing, to writing, to just existing as a good person, all of these start with creativity which requires growth which thus requires a certain level of absolute vulnerability.
Marianne Williamson once wrote that “as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
That takes practice. It takes creativity. And, like Jessica Lang said: the best way to get better at being creative, is to practice it daily.
Have a good day everyone. Send me your thoughts as they come to you.