Or you may not hear a sound at all, but feel an urging, an inner pull, a sense of excitement and longing that resonates from within.Creative expression helps us feel connected to the world and builds bridges of understanding. It provides a way of communication when normal channels may be blocked or are insufficient— when we must speak in colors and textures and shimmering visions and music.
Arranging flowers or rearranging furniture, painting a picture or painting a room, singing on stage or singing in the shower––these are all responses to the “call.” That call is the call to create, and it is universal, bidding each of us to bring something new into being.
It may be as faint as the stirring of butterfly wings or loud as a brass band on the Fourth of July.
For many of us, psychological risks—such as quitting a secure, well-paying job to go back to school or speaking on stage or choosing to adopt a child—may ultimately feel more dangerous than those of physical derring-do.
Yet these are the challenges that we are asked to face time and again if we are to continue to grow as individuals.
His thought: “I can’t control how other people are.” Henrietta wants to be promoted to senior management but has been told she doesn’t have what it takes to make the leap.