Orna Ross : On Creativity and Eight Habits of The Creatively Intelligent
On Creativity and 8 Habits of The Creatively Intelligent
By Orna Ross
Why You're Not More Creative
We'd all be more creative if we paid less attention to the surfaces, our doings and achievements, our ambitions and desires; and more attention to the depths, the hidden forces and faculties that lie within ourselves and others, within all things and all experiences.
We insist on burnishing our worries and wants and wishes, until we are blind to what's in front of our eyes. We insist on resounding our opinions, until we've drowned out the whispers of our hearts.
So we fail to see the true visions, to hear the sound of other spheres.
And the eternal stream folds back into the infinite nothing, from whence it came, having flowed past our skin instead of through our blood.
Eight Habits of The Creatively Intelligent
Creative Intelligence is not a "given" but a process, a practice. An approach to living.
Here are habits of living that all creative people have fostered in themselves:
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Orna Ross is an Irish novelist and creative nonfiction writer. She has taught creative principles, writing and freewriting to many disparate groups from addicts in recovery to MA students and has facilitated creative and publishing success for many writing students. More »