Have we lost our creativity?

At the very core of our being is love, creativity and spontaneity. We enter this world with all three of these in great abundance and unfettered. But as we grow it seems to disappear so as adults, is it still there?

The answer is yes but as we begin to grow from baby to toddler, from toddler to young child the unconditional love, creativity and spontaneity start to be eroded and as adults we have often lost these great gifts to a lesser or greater degree.

“You mustn’t do that, it’s naughty” a parent tells us.

“You must do it this way” a teacher tells us

“You’ll get into trouble if you do that” says someone in authority

So we begin to stifle these wonderful gifts, start to become fearful, think twice about doing something.

Now this isn’t about criticising those teachers, parents or others in authority because as children we need that guidance and do need to learn boundaries. But if we can just think a little more about how we teach our children those boundaries, the rights and wrongs then perhaps we can preserve a little more of those wonderful gifts of unconditional love, creativity and spontaneity.


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Louise Clare works from her home in Eastbourne, East Sussex as the healing space there is truly magical and relaxing.