Shakespeare grieved the loss of his 11-year-old son while writing Hamlet. Picasso’s most impactful painting mourned the atrocities of Guernica, the first civilian bombing in the history of the world. Pearl Jam’s Ten, an album that has sold over ten million copies, was created as the founding members, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament, mourned the loss of their front man in their former band to a drug overdose while the new lead singer, Eddie Vedder, mourned the loss of his father, a father whom he never knew. The insight that became Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation appeared at a time when the Black Plague was sweeping over London. Meetup.com was started to nurture the desire for community and face-to-face interaction in the wake of 9/11. The Golden Gate Bridge, with its lavish Art Deco embellishments, was constructed in the wake of both the Great Depression and the chief designer Joseph Strauss’s most traumatic experience of his life.
While creativity’s power can be seen in the way it transcends the boundaries between science and technology, art and business, and religion and spirituality, there’s one aspect that is often overlooked: Creativity has the power to heal.
By examining the origins of creative insight, our drive to manifest those insights, and the celebrated space of creative flow, we’ll experientially unveil how creativity and a creative approach to life returns us again and again to the very source of healing itself: to the primordial wisdom and wakefulness that underlies everything; to the Self in Self-expression.
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