Creativity Needs Space

Wednesday, 24 October 2012   |   Creative Thinking

Free spaceSpace  (not to be confused with outer space) is an amazing asset.  Space is typically the absence of stuff, and yet it is not nothing.  It exists in nearly every form.  Space is very powerful, yet only a few of us really understand and appreciate that.  Space can be very eassy to create, yet most of us fear it,  we go out of our way to fill space, with stuff.  Usually that stuff is of less value than the space that was there before it,  but we fail to realise that.  But most importantly, space is the area in which creative thinking happens.

Creativity is largely about taking what we have and rearranging it into new forms with exciting new possibilities.  If you want to rearrange things, you need space in which to do it.  The more space you have, the easier it is.  The less you have to think about how you are going to go about rearranging things, the more of your mind you can devote to what you actually want to achieve.  The more you can experiment.  The more you can learn.

Most of us think of space in terms of physical space, but it exists in all forms.  We need space in time.  We could have all the resources in the world, but with no time on our hands we would still achieve nothing with it.  We need space in our mind, to let ideas flow. 

How much space do you have?

How much space do you need?

How are you going to bridge the gap between the two?

Have fun!

 

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