Impulse to create and establish order

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“Because we are created in the image of God we all have an irresistible impulse to create and to establish order” –Steven Altrogge

Why do you blog? Is it because you want to connect with others? Is it because you want to promote your product? Or maybe it’s just a place for you to unload and release your feelings.  I blog because I have this irresistible impulse to create, establish order to what I create, and share it with the world. The amazing relationships that have developed and that are being developed because of this is the icing on the cake.

The above quote is from a book that I got a sample of on my kindle app (sorry to all of you die-hard ‘real’ book readers, but I live in Brazil and for me to get the books I really want to read, I can only do so electronically).  It’s by an author named, Stephen Altrogge, and I have definitely decided to buy it.  The name of the book is, “Create: Stop making excuses and start making stuff.” Allow me to just share one other quote from it:

“God has filled our veins with creative juices. We can’t help it. We must create.”

I love this. Being a very strong feeler, and having suffered with depression, I find that the creative process is so therapeutic. So, ultimately, it’s not just creating for the simple need to create, but also for the therapeutic benefits that come from it.  The ability to express oneself through the creative process in unlike anything. I remember going for my daily run and ‘reflection walk’ last Friday.  I told God that I needed to create something.  That it was a need in me. I arrived home afterwards with a whole new poem, “When we’re alone“, which I posted this week.

I would love to know what it is that drives you to create? Why is it that you blog? What satisfaction do you find in creating something that comes from you? Please leave a comment and share your creative process. What makes you tick? What drives you to share your soul with the world? What do you get out of it?

Also, if you would be so kind, please take a look at my most recent Haiku poem that was featured here, and let me know your thoughts.