2 Ways to Enhance your Creativity [Choose One]
Creativity is a gift from Allah (swt).
Its expression is nurtured from your inner thoughts and mind-set to your outwards practice and actions.
Your creative work is unique to you. But you can enhance your creativity in so many ways.
Choose one of these two ways to get started.
Its your choice…
Reading vs. Writing
Reading: You will learn new ideas, words, meanings and expand your thinking.
Writing: You will expand your thinking and imagination; articulate your thoughts and feelings.
Reading: Will take you places you have never seen or been before.
Writing: Will stretch your thinking beyond what you ever imagined before.
Reading: Will challenge your views, thoughts and knowledge.
Writing: Will challenge your opinions, thoughts and knowledge.
Reading: Can change your world view.
Writing: Can change your creative outlook.
Reading: Will provide you solace, relaxation and escape from the chaos around.
Writing: Will provide you peace, outward flow and release of ideas from within.
Reading: There are unending words, rhymes, pages, chapters, books and volumes everywhere from libraries to bookstores and friends’ homes.
Its never been easier to read on the go.
Writing: There are unending writing resources – pens, notepads, keyboards, other technologies – so diverse, yet personalised to each persons creative intellect.
Its never been easier to write on the go.
Reading: You will find your dreams, fears, challenges, desires and imagination already moulded into perfect befitting words in ways you find almost unbelievable.
It gets you wondering, did this author hack into my thoughts???
Writing: You will find some of the thoughts you have put into words and written down unbelievable.
It gets you pondering, whatttttt??? Did I really think about all of this???
Between reading and writing, I have very little or no personal preference.
I try to engage in both for His sake – whether its seeking beneficial knowledge, relaxing in a halaal way, investing in my self growth or learning so as to teach, support and empower others.
I read purpose.fully and equally strive to write with purpose.
The joy of reading is a sweet and unexplainable one.
The joy of writing is equally pleasurable and beyond words.
It is important to let go – while reading as well as while writing. Let go of mental hindrances, inner voices, mindless chatter within, fear of not being good enough and so on.
Read a literary masterpiece for your mind, body and soul.
Or craft a literary masterpiece for your mind, body and soul.
And shake hands with yourself for those invested minutes or hours, traversing the mountain of words and world of ideas. Sooner or later, the decision will become clearer to you.
Immersing yourself in a word.y experience, or rather emerging from it.
”Recite in the name of your Lord, who created. Created man from a clinging substance. Recite, and your Lord is the most Generous. Who taught by the pen. Taught man that which he knew not.” (Al-‘Alaq 96: 1-5)
”And if whatever trees upon the earth were pens and the sea [was ink], replenished thereafter by seven [more] seas, the words of Allah would not be exhausted. Indeed, Allah is Exalted in Might and Wise.” (Luqman 31: 27)
Its your choice.
Over to you – In which way do you easily enhance your creativity? Through reading or writing?