If I Have to be “Out of Control” it May as well be Fun!

Why do I create? When I ask myself this question the answer that keeps popping up through all the other flotsam and jetsam of my brain is “because I can’t help myself.” “There has got to be more to it than that,” I think. Seems so “out of control,” so “someone else made me do it,” so “I must be inhabited.” Of course not being able to help myself doing something so compelling as creating is not such a bad habit. It could be worse. I could not be able to help myself from doing any number of things that would be bad for my health, or bad for my morale, or bad for my spirit. And in the spirit of transparency there are a few other things that do “seem” to have control over me. But that is for another blog.

So if I have to be “out of control,” at least it is over something that gives me joy and wonder and well, so many more things. Admitting that I can’t help myself was the first step in creating this list.

Why DO I create?

I can’t help myself
it is fun
it is exciting
it gives me pleasure
it gives me satisfaction
it gives me a sense of being active in my own life
because I can
it gives me insight
it gives me new ideas
it keeps my brain and body active
it keeps me engaged with the world
it aids in time of change
it keeps me positive
it energizes me
it helps me to see the world in new and different ways
it companions me
it teaches me about myself
it teaches me about others
it keeps me in the present
I can give it away
it enhances communication
it gives me a sense of power in my life
it heals
it inspires me to create more

And what is all this stuff that I can’t stop creating. Dances, stories, songs, miniature books with my littlest girlfriend Taylor( 5), collages, visual art, environments for therapists and spiritual leaders and other healers to create in, http://www.soulplay.org  a beautiful home… the list goes on.

Having a container to create in seems to be the ticket. I don’t have to reinvent the wheel, can find structure and freedom together again at last and create (play) with just about anything in the easy to do forms and principles of InterPlay http://www.interplay.org InterPlay provides me with a fun and innovative approach to being a creative force in my own life and it helps me hold lightly the reality that I just can’t help myself when it comes to creating!