Today is March 6, 2018. This is the official launch date of Deep Creativity: Inside the Creative Mystery. For me, it represents the culmination of a 30-year journey, and so I am thrilled! But I am also excited for anyone who cares about creative inspiration. because I believe that Deep Creativity is the first book ever to take readers inside the experience of creative inspiration. Why is that important? Most people want to feel inspired: in their creative work, relationships, and personal lives. Yet there have been no good answers to even the most fundamental questions about inspiration: What is it? Where does it come from? How does it work? The ideas in Deep Creativity will open up new avenues of inspiration for the next generation of writers, painters, designers, innovators, and peacemakers, which can lead to breakthroughs in virtually every field of endeavor.
For too long, I have heard creativity researchers say that inspiration is not that important to the creative process. Huh??? If you talk to artists, as I have for the past three decades, they will tell you that inspiration is the juice of the fruit. It is why most of them have devoted their lives to a creative pursuit. I have had several artists tell me over the years that they would immerse themselves in the creative process even if it never resulted in single work of art. In the creative act, they undergo a transformation that fills them with wonder and delight. Tenet #2 of Deep Creativity states: "All creating is becoming." To become means to come into being as something you have not been before. In the moment of inspiration, we come into our own as an embodiment of the Creator-creating-creation. That is one of the profoundly joyous experiences of life. And it happens to be the reason why I have given so much of my own life to the pursuit and understanding of creative inspiration!
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