Creativity -Unleashing the Forces Within by Osho is a must read!
Score: 10/10: I am adding this book to my fav books to read page! It’s amazing!
Review: Osho is explicit in stating that this is his opinion and should not be taken as a list of things to do to be creative. This isn’t that kind of book. You should read this book if you want to expand your thinking on what it means to be creative so that you can embrace the creative inside of you! I couldn’t put this book down!!
Thoughts: I read a lot, so I’m always looking for new books to add to read. I’d heard about the Osho from Hey Fran Hey on the Friend Zone Podcast. I looked up a his books on Amazon.com (where I buy all of my books) and bought creativity. He has a list of other books, that I will most certainly be reading, but for some reason I was drawn to creativity. I’m at a place in my life where I am trying to find out who I am. I’m embracing what it is I like, how I like to feel, how I think, etc. During this process I started to discover creativity. I know I’ve always been poetic and artistic. I think I’ve just been too afraid to show it. I didn’t have a lot of people in my life who were creatives, I was drawn to school and a professional career because that’s just what you have to do. I come from a family where we kind of just see things the way they are. There isn’t much imagination and if you want to be successful, you go to school, you go to work, and you just try to live your life the best way you can. That’s it. There are no conversations about imagination, reaching for the stars, flying to the moon. That’s too much if you have bills and things to take care of. . .
So I was always thinking that being creative doesn’t pay bills. It helps because you can bring different things to ‘the table’ and you can think outside the box. But this book helped me think about how to employ my own creativity. How to let go of what I think, feel, and believe and just start doing because it makes me feel good. If you have to think too much about it, you’re not doing it creatively. The book was helpful in creating examples and giving details about what it means to be creative. I felt like it came right on time. I immediately started evaluating why I was doing things and how I felt while doing them and afterwards. Osho reiterates the idea that we’re all thinking. We all have opinions and thoughts and sometimes we get very attached to one way of thinking. And that disconnects us from our creativity. Books that challenge you to think differently are the ones I love the most.
Read This Book!!
Link to order on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Creativity-Unleashing-Forces-Within-Insights/dp/0312205198/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490026035&sr=8-1&keywords=creativity+osho