Jerry Allan, a great teacher, compares creativity to a muscle. â€śIf we don't use it,â€? he says, â€śit will atrophy.â€? Jerry believes that creativity is an innate human quality: we all have it. We are all conceivers and makers and builders.
Creativity can be stifled; it can lie dormant, but it does not die until we do. If, in the second half of life, we want to move more intentionally toward wholeness, then our creativity must accompany us.
What kinds of opportunities to flex your creative muscle appeal to you? What would you make? In what kinds of creative activities could you see yourself engaging? How would you integrate creativity into your life? Would it energize you to be part of a creative community?