“I don’t have a creative bone in my body”, he said.

Sure you do, everyone does, maybe you just haven’t been cut deep enough or broken the right bones to find them. I quickly thought.

Then I paused and reflected on my thoughts. They were poorly constructed.

We don’t go around showing our emotional scars too often. They do manifest in behavior of course. But we tend not to outright say what’s happened to us.

Who am I to judge anyway.

To be creative, you have to be connected to your world through your experiences, and filter all that through your unique expression. Connect concepts to make new things.

Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional

We all experience pain in one way shape or form. Suffering is quick responses to that pain. Putting distance between stimulus and reaction is the heart of stoicism, I think.

The next time someone says “I don’t have a creative bone in my body”, I‘ll take a beat.

Are they suffering from the pain of a limiting belief?

Am I rushing to judge?