Nikolai Berdyaev’s Significance of Creativity

Philosophy is an Art of Creation wherein the true Aim is Freedom“.

Nikolai Berdyaev

Nikolai Berdyaev’s is a Russian thinker(here usage of “is” signifies immortality of Thinkers and Philosophers). His work on CREATIVITY is the finest in the world of philosophy. He has mostly used the intuitive capacity to give us various theories on creativity. His views were not well developed concepts, but a reflection of intuitive thoughts that could have a long -lasting impact on everyone’s intellectual wisdom.

In his views, Man and God need each other to continue the work of creation. Creativity is not a one-way, but a continuous divine interactions. For most of the creative artist, we have seen a strong communication to divine. Their intuitive power is cultivated as a result of interaction to divine beings.

Creativity should take us to eternity. A person should be so deeply involve in creative work that he completely forgets the existence of time. He should be completely merged in his imagination. His imagination should take him away from the boundaries of space & time. The imagination should appear so real that the reality even gets faded.

Creativity is eternal. A seed of creativity could only generates a new life. With creativity, both creation and destruction is possible. A person who is morally right may use creativity for creation. In a vice-versa, a person with negative intent could use the creativity for destructions.

Creativity is personality. Our creative skills make us what we are in life. A person develop his painting skills to be called a painter. A writer develops his writing skills to be called an author. Everything in this world is a by-product of creativity. The creation of a person is a task which goes on for a life-time. Conclusively, a personality is a life-time process. In a process, a creativity goes on getting added, the personality starts getting developed.

creative ecstasy– The creativity is the End of a world and Beginning of another. Creative ecstasy leads to a total transformation wherein a person is elevated from a one world into the next. A person completely forgets the older world and totally merge into a new life. For example, A person turning a doctor would rarely return to his college life of fun and careless life.

Creativity adds on to our knowledge. A person having a creative potentiality would discover a lots of new information about self, others, and about entire creation. It is also possible to discover the source of creation through the medium of creativity.

Overall, Creativity is not a science which contains methods, structures, and standards. It is a Art which is an inspiration, beliefs, aspiration, understandings, ideas, struggle, inquiry into existence and an approach towards the world. A creative person is never unhappy and bored. He is always occupied with some or other tasks. It is also scientifically proven that a creative person is moral and intent-wise right. There are many more significance of creativity. Once we gain understanding of inner creativity, we will begin to pursue the path of deeper life till divinity.

Release Burden of Responsibility

How often you feel like running away from all the responsibilities? You may say a multiple of times. Are there any solutions? No, we do have to obey our responsibilities.  We must follow our routines wisely and avoid missing any responsibilities. A responsibility defines our individuality. If we aren’t responsible, it’s like threatening our very own individuality.

Responsibility as a duty

Responsibility is an obligation to perform a task. The performances of tasks may be specified under some time frames.  Students are responsible for the preparation of their exams, professionals are responsible to achieve the target of business, defence officers are responsible for the security of Nation, and we are responsible for our health. See, responsibilities are there at every corner. Therefore, there is no scope to run away from responsibilities. We have to perform it as our duty.

Responsibility as a choice

It’s clear that responsibilities are to be performed as a duty. Everyone is dependent on one another in terms of responsibilities. You finish being responsible for others, and the other person would do the same. So, this whole world depends on one other. And if one person isn’t committed to responsibilities well, then it may harm another person. So, responsibility is a part of one’s life and we should complete those parts well. When we are routinely following responsibilities then it might be possible that it becomes a burden for us. We may feel bored by following same kinds of responsibility.

Here, I will tell you the best method to avoid calling responsibility as a burden.

When responsibility becomes a burden, then our life could be in trouble. We may not feel like doing some tasks, but we keep on doing because it’s our responsibilities. Responsibility should not become a barrier to our interests. Once we understand that responsibilities are not meant to scare us, but should give us pleasurable feeling. Then, we start liking whatever we do. We should choose our responsibilities well. Because when we have our favourite responsibilities with us, one of our own choice, then it is likely to happen that we will be out of the burden of responsibilities. To learn personal responsibility and understand how it could release burden, you could follow this article. Is Responsibility Scary?

Responsibility & Creativity

Dietrich Bonhoffer (1906 ~ 1945) wrote, “Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.”

Just try to be creative in the choices you make. Choose your lifestyles, education, career, partner so well that you may not feel obliged to perform the responsibilities. You must feel happy & delighted in performing your tasks. This may occur when you are a creative soul and kindle the light of your happiness in a manner of doing things differently. “Being creative is doing thing differently.”

Responsibility & freedom

So, you know responsibilities are important. But, if you haven’t understand till now then imagine your life free from any responsibility. Yes, you must be thinking about how wonderful life would be with no responsibilities.

But, I will show you the real world with no responsibilities. It would be a terror like situations all around as people would do whatever seems right. There would be no securities and it would be a great danger to our lives. You would need to stay alert 24/7. The food sectors would not be serious about producing food, and you may struggle to find your own food. There would not be any weather forecasting, and you may turn into a victim any-time. No doubt, there would be so much of pressures from all corners. You may be terrorized all the time. With no responsibilities, you may feel alright sometimes. But, “NO RESPONSIBILITY” could actually make your life havoc.

Try to understand the value of responsibilities, and choose your nicely. And so, you may not feel burden under the pressure of managing your “so many” responsibilities of life.

Conclusively, responsibility could either make you or break you, you are supposed to choose the best of responsibilities to live your life in a happy and positive way.

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