The Creative Act by Rick Rubin EPUB & PDF – eBook Details Online
- Author: Rick Rubin
- Language: English
- Genre: Arts & Photography
- Format: PDF / EPUB
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Everyone Is a Creator
Those who do not engage in the traditional arts might be wary of calling
themselves artists. They might perceive creativity as something extraordinary
or beyond their capabilities. A calling for the special few who are born with
Fortunately, this is not the case.
Creativity is not a rare ability. It is not difficult to access. Creativity is a
fundamental aspect of being human. It’s our birthright. And it’s for all of us.
Creativity doesn’t exclusively relate to making art. We all engage in this
act on a daily basis.
To create is to bring something into existence that wasn’t there before. It
could be a conversation, the solution to a problem, a note to a friend, the
rearrangement of furniture in a room, a new route home to avoid a traffic jam.
What you make doesn’t have to be witnessed, recorded, sold, or encased
in glass for it to be a work of art. Through the ordinary state of being, we’re
already creators in the most profound way, creating our experience of reality
and composing the world we perceive.
In each moment, we are immersed in a field of undifferentiated matter
from which our senses gather bits of information. The outside universe we
perceive doesn’t exist as such. Through a series of electrical and chemical
reactions, we generate a reality internally. We create forests and oceans,
warmth and cold. We read words, hear voices, and form interpretations.
Then, in an instant, we produce a response. All of this in a world of our own
Regardless of whether or not we’re formally making art, we are all living
as artists. We perceive, filter, and collect data, then curate an experience for
ourselves and others based on this information set. Whether we do this
consciously or unconsciously, by the mere fact of being alive, we are active
participants in the ongoing process of creation.
To live as an artist is a way of being in the world. A way of perceiving. A
practice of paying attention. Refining our sensitivity to tune in to the more
subtle notes. Looking for what draws us in and what pushes us away.
Noticing what feeling tones arise and where they lead.
Attuned choice by attuned choice, your entire life is a form of selfexpression. You exist as a creative being in a creative universe. A singular
work of art.
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