Creativity and Spontaneity

My understanding of creativity is “the ability to bring into being through action.” This would be something new (certainly to the creator) and may be physical, spiritual, emotional, and psychological. 

There are some very interesting thoughts by Adam and Allee Blatner “A Psychology and Philosophy of Play” Brunner/Mazel inc. 1997. Creativity runs hand in hand with spontaneity.  “Spontaneity involves a quality of mind, the active opening up which accompanies the thinking of a new idea or trying something a new way. It involves thinking afresh balancing impulse and restraint, and integrating imagination, reason and intuition.

Over the last twenty years I have been exploring, and practicing spontaneity and creativity through theatre, circus, clowning, play and the inner child, dance and music. These are all aspects of play and when brought into therapeutic action through psychodrama, for example, we are able to play as adults in the here and now and discover more positive ways to relate to each other and in the way we relate to the world around us. 

Blatner and Blatner especially refer to the  writings of Alfred North Whithead, Charles Hartshorne, Pierre Teilhard De Chardin, and Ken Wibler among others when they say, “What these thinkers share is a view of the universe as an essentially creative process. Our human role in this process is something similar to the cells in the brain of an evolving, cosmic embryo.
As humans learn to relate to each other more harmoniously, it is as if we are all participating in a great process of awakening.”

 

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2 Responses to “Creativity and Spontaneity”

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