I wish to revise a widely known belief, that love is what makes the world go round. I believe that it is creativity which makes the world go round.
When I speak of creativity, I'm not merely referring to paint on a canvas. I'm referring to human ingenuity. I'm referring to human being's innate capability to turn thought into thing, this is creativity, and this is what has sustained life on this planet to date.
Creative power cannot be denied, what it cannot find in you, it will seek out in another. Human creative power has resulted in literature, sculpture, painting, music, and dance, psychology, philosophy, economics, geography, and anthropology, physics, astronomy, geology, mathematics, and technology, to name a few.
To create is our destiny, our sole and soul's purpose. Every man, woman, and child, has within them, were born with, unique gifts, talents, skills, and insights imprinted upon them and programmed within them to create a tomorrow.
This is unimaginable power and yet there are many who are oblivious to their innate power. Many who are stuck in perceived powerlessness for one reason or another.
Let's look at that for a moment. As with everything in the universe, there is an equal and opposite force, and for creativity, it is destruction.
That means, if we each have the power to create tomorrow, we also have the power to destroy tomorrow. These forces are at work as we speak. These forces do not and cannot sleep.
While there may be some who are oblivious to their innate power, it is working through them nonetheless, it is manifesting through their lives, and the results are irrefutable, unmistakable, and are as clear as the trained eye can see.
Hopelessness, listlessness, loneliness, depression, confusion, inaction, manipulation, addiction, terror, fear, and the like are the results of destructive forces at work.
Action, energy, community, focus, direction, cooperation, excitement, happiness, gratitude, contribution, love and the like are the results of creative forces at work.
Taking this creative/destructive argument even further, there are many who are keenly aware of this immense power born into every one of us who instead of using this power for good, use and manipulate others into using this power to harm and create chaos.
Some politicians, dictators, abusers, psychopaths and the like greedily corrupt, suck away, and take pleasure in depriving others of their creative power. They count on weakness to remain in their destructive and misguided power.
We cannot let them win and it is within our power to shift the balance, to reclaim our birthright, and live empowered lives daily, creating a tomorrow that supports expansiveness not limitation.
Your tomorrow is everyone's tomorrow. Your actions of today reverberates through all our tomorrows. What are you creating? What would you like to create in this, your one, wondrous life on earth?
How will you use your creative power to dismantle racism, sexism, homelessness, domestic violence, child abuse, global warming, bullying, addiction, materialism, income inequality, gun violence or one of the many issues plaguing our world globally? Will you instead use your creative power to uplift?
Our world needs all of us to stand for something, united.