|"To give birth to ideas." Is this only an expression, or are there really parallels between giving birth and creativity?
The expression can work as a simile as well as a metaphor...
This question is retarded. Seriously, do you really need to ask that?
In simplest terms, Birth= Creation of Life, thus, there are parallels. It's not rocket science.
I think creativity is a process. You start at some point and then at a later stage, you can say, ok, I've given birth so sth. exciting. But this is not always the case. Creativity is difficult to control. I always remember a schoolmate who was very talented in painting and sculpturing. But do not give him a deadline or something ... sometimes it flows, sometimes it doesn't
As a man I don't feel qualified to answer that, but I can say there is a similar euphoria in all creation be it of human life or otherwise.
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When you've taken an idea from brainstorm to execution you will understand why "birth" is used as an analogy. Its like a child. You care for it, you want to see it grow up to be successful and protect it.
I am male, and therefore feel unqualified to answer this. However, I rarely feel the need to scream the place down when I get a decent idea, so I suspect not.
I have no idea.
There is actually a creative dimension beyond the earth and mind dimension, this is where are true creations come from, the ones that come from the heart or our wider consiousness.
Also before coming to earth we do create a body for us and expand our energy to earth when it is birthing time to experience through this body. And of course creating is creating, no matter what you are creating, a piece of art, a body for your next experience on earth, a new software, a new energy source,...
So yes, there is a real reason for using this expresion "to give birth ideas" though I would say they are more desires from the heart that ideas of the mind.
Very much so. Creating something that speaks through your heart and talents is like growing another in your womb. You must care, feed, grow and finally bring that gift to the world. Its not easy. It can be painful. Its worth it to look on what you have created and feel the love and joy you put in to it.
It's an expression. I believe it is more like catching or picking up what is already out there. The one who is awake sees, hears, smells, tastes it and thus gets it. That's why great artists say they are only instruments. Great art merely passed through them. It's a divine experience.
I believe that many think of "giving birth" too clinically to female reproduction. By far I see giving birth as a "new beginning" be that beginning a child or a idea, so yes I think this expression strongly parallels creativity.
What a very unusual question but as I think about it, I would say there definitely are parallels between these two things.
I've never given birth but from what I hear it is simultaneously frightening, excruciatingly painful, over-whelming, beautiful and emotional. All of these things can be experienced in some idea creation.
To me, there is no 'new idea' in creativity. It is a new idea to the individual, but not to creativity as a whole. Think about it.
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