are you in your creative element?
My first-ever guest post is up at Lateral Action. It’s about finding “your element”, that sweet spot, that wild streak of creative you that puts you in the zone.
Writing that post — and reading about multiple intelligences — made me realize something. When I write, I tend to get up and move around a lot. I pace. I dismissed it as restlessness, as nervous energy. It dawned on me: No. That’s how I think. As a kid, I was into gymnastics and dance, and then later it was martial arts (and for a period in my twenties it was dancing on tabletops, but nevermind) and long, long walks with the dog. Intelligence operates in different ways on different levels at the same time: it’s so much more dynamic than an IQ score would have us believe. My own creative process seems to require physical movement, a kind of thinking through the body. That bodymind is a powerful thing.