Photo by  Alex Jones  on  Unsplash

Photo by Alex Jones on Unsplash

I looked up the word 'create' on

To cause to come into being as something unique that would not naturally evolve or that is not made by ordinary processes.

I read over the synonyms - build, conceive, construct, design, devise, forge, form, invent, make, shape, start. I let the words sink in and paid attention to the emotion they evoked happiness, hopefulness, peace.

I read over the antonyms - break, conclude, demolish, deny, destroy, dismantle, end, finish, refuse, ruin, stop. The emotion they evoked was sadness, despair, emptiness. 

Some might say that I pay a little too much attention to my emotions but I would argue that they are my best and truest guides. I judge if something is right or wrong for me by the way it makes me feel. If what I'm doing, what I'm hearing, who I'm around, feels wrong - I make a different choice. 

I'm happiest interacting with creative people. Their energy, hopefulness, attitude, attracts me. I want to be around others who are building up, not tearing down. 

I believe that each of us has a deep inner calling to be creative. A need that shouldn't be ignored. Whether your chosen media is a plot of land, a lump of clay, a linen canvas, or a blank page- bring something uniquely you into the world. Create.