Creativity And Computers

I think computers stifle our creativity. Maybe that’s a bold statement to make. Yes, computers are often a very valuable tool in allowing that creativity to fully flourish, but they often get in the way of the initial creation.

I’ve had the opportunity to get outside a lot more recently. Of course, that has something to do with the much nicer weather, that in itself can be inspiring.

I’m not anti-computer. Not by a long shot. What I do would not be made possible without them. I need my computer. But sometimes I think I allow it to distract me from exploring my own inner world.

If I don’t know me, then who will? They can’t unless I’m able to embrace the full potential of who I am.

I had slipped into a place of emptiness. It was a deep, dark hole that I didn’t fully know my way out of. I still feel lost without direction a lot of the time, but I think this new realization may be able to help with that.

We need to see the beauty in the world around us, we need to open our eyes and see clearly the person within us, only then will we be able to create freely.

I’ve used my computer as a shield, as a way of protecting myself from having to explore the inner depths of my mind. I guess, in some ways, I’m afraid to know what’s there. But I’m beginning to come around again and I long for the truth, even if it is ugly, even if I’m not who I want to be.

If I know who I am in this moment, even if I don’t like it, then I can change those things to be the person I know I’m intended to be. It may take some time, these things always do. But I want to seek the truth.

Always truth, even when it’s not what I would like to hear.


6 thoughts on “Creativity And Computers

  1. I completely agree. It’s amazing how much you can notice when you put technology away for a while and just enjoy the world around you.
    I always really want to invest in a typewriter one of these days for this very reason. 🙂

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    1. Aww… I’ve always wanted one too! I actually had a dream about it the other night. I hope you’re able to find one soon! That would be awesome. 🙂 Thank you so much for your comment and have a wonderful day. 🙂


  2. Hi INFJ,

    I hear where you are coming from. I think, like so many things, there are no rules on this point (about computers). Just our own experience. I think the core of your share here is not the computer, but the inner spaces you have been traversing. I feel called to share the idea that there is nothing truly within you that you wouldn’t want to keep, and that you don’t really need to change who you are. I wish I could compress ten thousand feelings into a ball and place them into your heart and not try and send this through the computer… 🙂

    Peace is available to each of us by relinquishing the false and shoddy ideas of who we think we are and have been, as compared to who we should be… I don’t say that to change your direction. Or to cause any uncertainty or doubt. I think you should trust the process you’ve begun. I just encourage you to consider that when what isn’t true falls away, what is left will be precisely what you seek. I say it from the vantage point of one looking at a bud on the limb of a tree, who comprehends what inevitably comes next, and sees vast fields of scented blossoms…


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    1. Hi Michael, Thank you so much for your comment. You’re right that it’s just my personal experience and where I’m at right now. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, it means a lot to me. 🙂 I feel like I should be able to say more than that, but I don’t really have the words right now. But thank you. 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful day!

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      1. No words necessary. I hope I didn’t overstep. Your words inspired my heart to send you a care package, which is perhaps best accessed in the wordless spaces…


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