What stops you from allowing your natural creativity to really shine through and get expressed?
Highly Sensitive People are often by nature intrinsically creative.
It’s such an important part of our thinking and our natural way of being, but it can be eroded over time when we feel those wider pressures to conform and fit in.
Gentle Rebels and Creative Mindset
When we consider being highly sensitive as a problem to be fixed rather than a trait to be enjoyed we may hide our creativity, ignore those drives and instincts, and eventually lose sight of one of our most precious gifts.
Highly Sensitive People see the world differently, feel it very deeply, prefer not to simply consume what has been made but to imagine what is possible.
That’s where creative expression tends to come from – our relationship to the world and how we experience it. HSPs and introverts are naturally disposed to a creative mindset because we take things inward. And when things go in they have to come back out in some way.
That might be in the form of unhelpful destructive behaviour, or it might take the shape of positive, creative expression.
There is so much within you that needs to be expressed. Only when you allow your creativity to flow freely into the stuff you do, say and make, you can make big things happen with small gestures, wherever you are, whatever you notice that needs change.
What might stop HSPs from feeling, being, and doing creativity in our lives? In this episode I expand on the two sides of the potential answers I identified:
- People Pleasing
- It’s cheaper and easier to buy
- Inadequacy and Perfectionism
- Definitions of Creativity
- Confronting the Shadows
- Fear of Success
Highly sensitive creative people are a gift to the world. They have voices that are needed more than ever because they whisper truth into the chaos and confusion. To have a creative mindset is to allow yourself to see the world as you see it, and to respond to that in whatever way compels you.
Creativity is the attitude and the motive, not the product.
Over to You
Out of these 7 factors, which is the biggest hurdle to you feeling like you can express your creative spirit? Is there anything else that gets in the way for you? Please leave your answer in the comments below.
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