Creativity - Unleashing the Forces Within
ABOUT THE BOOK
A creative person is one who has insight, who can see things nobody else has ever seen before, who hears things that nobody has heard before -- then there is creativity. As Osho points out in the preface to this book, historically the creative person has been all but forced to rebel against the society. Stability, conservatism, and "following the rules" have been desirable qualities for centuries, and these qualities were reinforced by the family, the state, and educational institutions of society. Furthermore, creativity has tended to be very narrowly defined as artistic talent, and therefore an option only for a chosen few. Nowadays, the situation has dramatically changed. In today’s world, the ability to respond creatively to new challenges is demanded of everybody from corporate CEOs to "soccer moms." Those whose toolbox for dealing with life includes only what they have learned in the past from their parents and their teachers are at a distinct disadvantage both in their relationships and in their careers. Making the switch from imitative and rule-bound behavior toward creative innovation and flexibility needs a profound change in our attitudes about ourselves and our own capabilities. Creativity is a handbook for those who understand the need to bring more creativity, playfulness and flexibility to their lives. It’s a manual for thinking "outside the box" -- and learning to live there, as well.
Osho’s words are like brushstrokes of poetry. Each stroke is a beautiful expression unto itself. And the overall work is that of a master. Osho is a painter of words that touch the heart, mind, and soul. Peter Max.