WHAT IS CREATIVITY?
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Time: 9: 15 AM - 12:30 PM
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THIS WEDNESDAY, AUG 29
WHAT IS CREATIVITY?
I BELIEVED I WAS UNCREATIVE. WHAT ELSE CAN BE CREATIVITY BESIDES
DANCING AND PAINTING AND HOW TO FIND OUT WHAT MY CREATIVITY
CREATIVITY has nothing to do with any activity in particular -- with painting, poetry,
dancing, singing. It has nothing to do with anything in particular.
Anything can be creative -- you bring that quality to the activity. Activity itself is neither
creative nor uncreative. You can paint in an uncreative way. You can sing in an
uncreative way. You can clean the floor in a creative way. You can cook in a creative
Creativity is the quality that you bring to the activity you are doing. It is an attitude, an
inner approach -- how you look at things.
So the first thing to be remembered: don't confine creativity to anything in particular. A
man is creative -- and if he is creative, whatsoever he does, even if he walks, you can see
in his walking there is creativity. Even if he sits silently and does nothing, even nondoing
will be a creative act. Buddha sitting under the Bodhi Tree doing nothing is the
greatest creator the world has ever known.
Once you understand it -- that it is you, the person, who is creative or uncreative -- then
this problem disappears.
Not everybody can be a painter -- and there is no need also. If everybody is a painter the
world will be very ugly; it will be difficult to live. And not everybody can be a dancer,
and there is no need. But everybody can be creative.
Whatsoever you do, if you do it joyfully, if you do it lovingly, if your act of doing it is
not purely economical, then it is creative. If you have something growing out of it within
you, if it gives you growth, it is spiritual, it is creative, it is divine.
You become more divine as you become more creative. all the religions of the world
have said: God is the Creator. I don't know whether He is the Creator or not, but one
thing I know: the more creative you become, the more godly you become. When your
creativity comes to a climax, when your whole life becomes creative, you live in God. So
He must be the Creator because people who have been creative have been closest to Him.
Love what you do. Be meditative while you are doing it -- whatsoever it is! irrelevant of
the fact of what it is.
Have you seen Paras cleaning this floor of Chuang Tzu auditorium? Then you will know:
cleaning can become creative. With what love! Almost singing and dancing inside. If you
clean the floor with such love, you have done an invisible painting. You lived that
moment in such delight that it has given you some inner growth. You cannot be the same after a creative act.
Creativity means loving whatsoever you do -- enjoying, celebrating it, as a gift of God!
Maybe nobody comes to know about it. Who is going to praise Paras for cleaning this
floor? History will not take any account of it; newspapers will not publish her name and
pictures -- but that is irrelevant. She enjoyed it. The value is intrinsic.
So if you are looking for fame and then you think you are creative -- if you become
famous like Picasso, then you are creative -- then you will miss. Then you are, in fact, not creative at all: you are a politician, ambitious. If fame happens, good. If it doesn't happen, good. It should not be the consideration. The consideration should be that you are enjoying whatsoever you are doing. It is your love-affair.
If your act is your love-affair, then it becomes creative. Small things become great by the touch of love and delight.
The questioner asks: "I believed I was uncreative." If you believe in that way, you will
become uncreative -- because belief is not just belief. It opens doors; it closes doors. If
you have a wrong belief, then that will hang around you as a closed door. If you believe
that you are uncreative, you will become uncreative -- because that belief will obstruct,
continuously negate, all possibilities of flowing. It will not allow your energy to flow
because you will continuously say: "I am uncreative."
This has been taught to everybody. Very few people are accepted as creative: A few
painters, a few poets -- one in a million. This is foolish! Every human being is a born
creator. Watch children and you will see: all children are creative. By and by, we destroy
their creativity. By and by, we force wrong beliefs on them. By and by, we distract them.
By and by, we make them more and more economical and political and ambitious.
When ambition enters, creativity disappears -- because an ambitious man cannot be
creative, because an ambitious man cannot love any activity for its own sake. While he is painting he is looking ahead; he is thinking, 'When am I going to get a Nobel Prize?'
When he is writing a novel, he is looking ahead. He is always in the future -- and a
creative person is always in the present.
We destroy creativity. Nobody is born uncreative, but we make ninety-nine percent of
But just throwing the responsibility on the society is not going to help -- you have to take
your life in your own hands. You have to drop wrong conditionings. You have to drop
wrong, hypnotic auto-suggestions that have been given to you in your childhood. Drop
them! Purify yourself of all conditionings... and suddenly you will see you are creative.
To be and to be creative are synonymous. It is impossible to be and not to be creative.
But that impossible thing has happened, that ugly phenomenon has happened, because all your creative sources have been plugged, blocked, destroyed, and your whole energy has been forced into some activity that the society thinks is going to pay.
Our whole attitude about life is money-oriented. And money is one of the most
uncreative things one can become interested in. Our whole approach is power-oriented
and power is destructive, not creative. A man who is after money will become
destructive, because money has to be robbed, exploited; it has to be taken away from
many people, only then can you have it. Power simply means you have to make many
people impotent, you have to destroy them -- only then will you be powerful, can you be
Remember: these are destructive acts. A creative act enhances the beauty of the world; it gives something to the world, it never takes anything from it. A creative person comes
into the world, enhances the beauty of the world -- a song here, a painting there. He
makes the world dance better, enjoy better, love better, meditate better. When he leaves this world, he leaves a better world behind him. Nobody may know him; somebody may know him -- that is not the point. But he leaves the world a better world, tremendously fulfilled because his life has been of some intrinsic value.
Money, power, prestige, are uncreative; not only uncreative, but destructive activities.
Beware of them! And if you beware of them you can become creative very easily. I am
not saying that your creativity is going to give you power, prestige, money. No, I cannot
promise you any rose-gardens. It may give you trouble. It may force you to live a poor
man's life. All that I can promise you is that deep inside you will be the richest man
possible; deep inside you will be fulfilled; deep inside you will be full of joy and celebration. You will be continuously receiving more and more blessings from God. Your life will be a life of benediction.
But it is possible that outwardly you may not be famous, you may not have money, you
may not succeed in the so-called world. But to succeed in this so-called world is to fail
deeply, is to fail in the inside world. And what are you going to do with the whole world
at your feet if you have lost your own self? What will you do if you possess the whole
world and you don't possess yourself? A creative person possesses his own being; he is a master.
That's why in the East we have been calling sannyasins 'swamis'. 'Swami' means a
master. Beggars have been called swamis -- masters. Emperors we have known, but they proved in the final account, in the final conclusion of their lives, that they were beggars. A man who is after money and power and prestige is a beggar, because he continuously begs. He has nothing to give to the world.
Be a giver. Share whatsoever you can! And remember, I am not making any distinction
between. small things and great things. If you can smile whole-heartedly, hold
somebody's hand and smile, then it is a creative act, a great creative act. Just embrace
somebody to your heart and you are creative. Just look with loving eyes at somebody...
just a loving look can change the whole world of a person.
Be creative. Don't be worried about what you are doing -- one has to do many things --
but do everything creatively, with devotion. Then your work becomes worship. Then
whatsoever you do is a prayer. And whatsoever you do is an offering at the altar.
Excerpt from OSHO: A Sudden Clash of Thunder,Ch #4( Man is Always an Opening)