Creativity Devotional – Play Stimulates Creativity

Boys at Play

“When we engage in what we are naturally suited to do,
our work takes on the quality of play and it is
play that stimulates creativity.”

– Linda Naiman

Thoughts:

Anybody want to play? Linda Naiman says that play can stimulate your creativity. What do you think? Do you remember how it felt when you played as a child. I remember having fun.

I think play can make you feel better. It can make you light-hearted and carefree. Play can make you forget your troubles, if only for a short time. Play can boost your imagination. Play can make you smile. When you give yourself a little time to play your attitude about life can chance. Who knows what the attitude change can do to your creativity. I think it is worth a try. So go out there and have a blast even if it is only for ten minutes.

Prayer:

Lord,

We are constantly searching for ways to renew our creativity. Please allow us today to use play as an avenue to better our work, our imagination, and our spirit. Thank you for the ability to learn about ourselves by watching our children. Help us to be able to let go and play with a free heart.

In Christ’s Name, Amen.

Thoughts:

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2 Responses to Creativity Devotional – Play Stimulates Creativity

  1. anti-est.org says:

    I agree with the thought of “play” being a booster for creative outlook. To add on to that, I think that if “work” could be viewed in the same light as “play” then much more innovation and fulfillment would be present.

  2. Arienne says:

    Hello! I just found your site. Glad to be here, and be able to comment on creativity and play. This can be profound.

    If I could erase, at least from my brain, every thought that play is frivolous, not as valuable as work, and any concept that there’s an actual distinction between them, I would go a long way in liberating myself to follow my heart, or as Linda Naiman says, to do what I’m naturally suited to do. I realize that even as an artist myself, I create a gap between them, and it doesn’t feel good. I have to consider the cultural conditioning that mainly rewards certain types of creativity… and that sometimes I experience almost a guilt around putting my play, my art, out there as work. Art is work, and also play. But the real deal is knowing deep inside when I am on my creative edge and fully alive – when life feels good, and real, and as you said, Terry, fun, whether we call it work or play.

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