“Children see magic because they look for it.” ―Christopher Moore
When it comes to creativity, all you have to do is channel your inner four-year-old.
Preschoolers don’t sit in front of a pail of legos thinking, “Nah! Not feeling it today.” They don’t wonder if they’re talented enough. They don’t question their ability, worry what someone will think.
They plunge in, unhindered, free, happy.
My friend Carla told a wonderful story about her granddaughter who was dancing with great abandon. A well-meaning adult who was watching said, “Wow! I’m impressed. Are you going to be a dancer someday?”
Carla’s granddaughter, without missing a beat, retorted, “I already am!”
All of us–even squeamish, frightened grownups–already are dancers, painters and writers.
Shall we begin?
Pam Grout is the author of 19 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the just-released, Art & Soul,Reloaded: A Year-Long Apprenticeship to Summon the Muses and Ignite Your Daring, Audacious, Creative Side.