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What a Creative Mind Means

Updated on July 19, 2013
Endless sky, endless possibility
Endless sky, endless possibility

What a Creative Mind Means

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


It is not the measure of success that motivates the seeker of truth; it is the life in the pursuit of it that defines one’s purpose. Far from the world of materialism, these types of pursuits are bound by understanding humanity, its potentials and flaws.

The pursuit of wealth is far from the creative mind, greed and self-gratification wayward distractions. This, in essence, creates a system of dependence that can in no way attribute to a path of creative surrender and synthesis. Therefore in real terms the creator needs to align his or her thoughts with that of the creative mind, unburdened by worldly triviality. In this quest the artist or creator must understand the requirements of his or her balance and attain an environment and circumstance that is conducive to expression, unencumbered.

This is why artists, writers, sculptors and those in any artistic or academic pursuit become reclusive to maintain the right environment for their work. Often friendships, family and daily communications with people lesson with the intensity of work. Creative people are in a constant search for truth, their own truth and what people call reality. In this search, outside input is limited to keep the creativity pure and uninhibited.

The creative soul is nourished by expression and all else is seen as distraction. Although the quality of work and how it is received is paramount and an integral part of the creative process, success is not considered as a meaningful entity or reason. The creative mind has an ego of which much idiosyncratic behaviour may emerge, but success as a purpose is non-existent. It can pay the bills and keep out the worldly distractions that hinder expression, but financial gain is no more than that.

In fact, many successful creators will attest to being happier as a struggling artist, than having found financial success. With wealth comes its consideration, and the management of it. The creative mind seeks truth and expressing it as close as possible to perfection; that is the quest. The world of bills, mortgages, meetings and responsibility is not the chosen path of the creative mind, rather aspects that although they need tending, can create blockages and hinder.

The creative mind is different from anything else, not concerned with many of the normal daily functions and considerations. This mind is saturated with thoughts aligned to expression, to the deepest thoughts and understandings of humanity and to the behaviours and responses to life that we make. All this is fodder for the seeker of truth, the creator of light.

Creativity is not just an adjunct to life; it is life, the same spark of existence in one path of expression. Those lucky enough to have this ability and understanding are blessed with light, expressing truth through art; a noble pursuit.

In this pursuit, I have devoted my life and continue to do so. I have been a professional musician, fine and graphic artist, poet and writer and creativity has always defined who I am. I continue to seek perfection in what I do and expressing my understanding and creative ability is the core of my life. I can only thank a benevolent God for the opportunity to experience my life in this way.


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      Karen Henneck 10 months ago

      Hello Tony, I am an artist am preparing for a talk on creativity at the local college. I was very excited to came across your article. It is very encouraging and so well thought out and written. Would you allow me to use parts of it in my talk if I use your name and send people to your site? K

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      Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Hi Ana, that is gratifying to hear. So glad it connected with you. Sorry it took so long to reply, I've just moved and it took 4 weeks to get on line. Take care.

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      Ana Azarcon 4 years ago

      This article really helped me and you inspired me to write!

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Silver Q, glad you enjoyed

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      Silver Q 5 years ago

      I really enjoyed this hub! Thanks for sharing.

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Ian, glad you enjoyed it.

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      Ian D Hetri 5 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      Very well articulated. Sharing it

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      Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you connected Saleeln. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

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      Saleeln18 5 years ago from Illinois

      Hey Tony I really enjoyed this Hub. I agree with just about all of the points you made,any artists needs to keep this Hub in mind as they pursue furthering them self in their craft. If people can learn to stay true to themselves and their own sense of expression and creativity they will find they have no limits, unfortunately this level of meta-cognition and self understanding is often hard to reach. Thanks a lot for this Hub its good to know there are people out there that can share a level of understanding with you.

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you enjoyed it, Kim.

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      Kim Harris 6 years ago

      Thanks for some food for thought, Tony. You are truly blessed to have had the opportunity to experience life immersed in creativity.