The sixth day of Kwanzaa
This one is especially near to my heart: the principle of Kuumba, creativity! The only way to build a vibrant community is through the creative devotion of the people within it. Is there any community that could not benefit from some creative healing?
Just as the arts can help revive a dying neighborhood, so can applying creative energy build positive bridges of hope, where before there were only walls of separation. Our whole country desperately needs this kind of creative healing.
What better, more hopeful task can we set ourselves upon than that, this New Year’s Eve?
Creativity Transcends Communities and Careers
There are very few careers or communities that cannot be improved with creativity. It is the driving force of innovation, the power that fuels important breakthroughs. Applied creativity gives us the capability to overcome obstacles and develop greater vision.
And where systems or communities are broken, creative healing is the force that builds them back best. We become “stronger in the broken places” when we harness our creativity for good.
Creative Healing Scales Up
From personal improvement to mending conflicts in our communities to resolving divisions on the national or international stage, creative healing empowers us.
Where can you employ creative healing in your life and world today?
Many thanks to Jeffrey St. Clair via LinkedIn’s SlideShare, for the nicely designed symbol image and “seven principles” slide, to Students at the Center Hub for the Mae C. Jemison quote, and to designer Emily Poe Crawford of the Em Dash Paper and OhMyHandmade.com for the Mitch Albom quote.