Saturday, October 3, 2009
Is creativity a "joyful struggle"?
Deepak Chopra says it is. He also says attachment to the outcome hinders the creative impulse.
According to him, the creative process has nine steps:
Normally, I'd be a little skeptical about the description of a process where every step starts with the letter i, but never mind. Upon reflection I find that I mostly agree with these steps, except that I think sometimes creative types use the word "incubation" when "procrastination" would be more accurate, and sometimes it's best not to wait around "incubating" in the hope that insight and inspiration will show up, but to go ahead and begin integrating and inplementing without either.
Posted by Diana at 6:50 PM