Creativity is like an ocean: limitless and monumental. To be creative means to be in love with life. You really can only be creative if you love life enough that you only want to enhance it’s beauty by creating more, by living more, by going out and jumping head first into the water. Generate ideas, explore solutions, and find relationships between two unrelated things. Upon defining the value of those connections made you experience first hand the impact of embracing your creative wavelengths. You may find yourself being drawn up like a jewel from the bottom of the sea, rescued from a creative block. Just keep swimming. Whether it takes 3 months or 3 years, just keep swimming.
They who go down to the sea and do business in deep waters will find what they were meant to do in life. Friend, you and I were created to do business in deep waters. In other words, we’re not supposed to have little dreams or little plans. We are supposed to have big dreams. We are supposed to go out into the deep things we were meant to do. Catch a wave and engage in business in these deep waters. But understand, when you’re out there, you can’t touch the ground. There’s a fear in swimming out into the deep be-cause it’s very likely you’ll be sacrificing your comfort of security for the ride or pursuing your dream. When you immerse yourself creatively into the deep sea, you’re taking the necessary risks to achieve greatness.
Difficult times will help you to understand how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way. Blue, to many, is known as a ‘sad’ color, but when you go out to sit back in the sand and watch the ocean, all of your troubles wash away. You are your own formula for success, just add salt water. Be like a mermaid, who has no fear of depths and a great fear of shallow living, who in the ocean has found themselves and knows what makes them different. You must be odd to be number one.
The only way to learn what you are capable of is to test yourself beyond what you are comfortable with. It will cause the deep things inside of you to come forth. To learn is to discover, to create is to go deeper. Removing all uncertainty you have of yourself, and the doubt you hear from others. You must believe in your creative abilities to continue persevering until you have made it to new shores—the new bodies of water you were meant to thrive in.
Photograph by Neave Bozorgi
This written work was also featured on Annex Magazine for the 'Wave of Pontus Issue'