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This is Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay Click HERE on this line to find essays via Your-Key-Words. {Most frequent wordstarts of each essay will be put here.} ========================================================== %CREATIVE RENEWAL COMING OUT UNIQUE TRADITIONAL MIX+971022 %FEAR EXCLUSION REJECTION EXCOMMUNICATION STANDARDS+971022 %SEXUAL COMBINATIONS PERMUTATIONS ACCEPTANCE EVILS 971022 Creative work entails coming up and out with unique new ideas, images, insights, articulations, assumptions, questions, etc. and combining them with traditional ones in ways which contribute to personal and communal integrity. This can be risky within communal contexts which are full of apprehension, fear, anxiety, defensiveness, exclusivity, either/or thinking, etc. That which is new may elicit such fearful violence that the emergence of the new may not be genuinely creative. If fear inhibits coming up and out with that which is new --- stagnation and decay are likely to set in. True creativity entails coming up and out with the new in new ways which do not elicit fearful violence which is prone to destroy the new and its possibilities. True creativity entails imagination which is adequate to anticipate responses to the new and its ways --- so as to be able to chose to present the new in ways which elicit curiosity, eager anticipation, hope and prudent support -- -for examining the possibilities of what is new. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================