Photo Ashish Kanitkar
On a Diwali night...

Diwali, Indian festival of lights

Diwali is India’s most important celebration of the year and a time of great joy all over the country. Indians light rows of clay lamps outside their homes to symbolize the triumph of light over darkness. Diwali in 2014 will start on the 23rd of October and will continue for 5 days.

My idea for us, Dear Future Shapers, is to be inspired by Diwali and to build our own creativity ritual so we can have our own auspicious center for creation.

On the first day, people spring clean their homes.

What do we need to clear out to let the flow of ideas come to you? That can be clear out our desk, move to a quiet place, forget our project constraints for the moment….

On the second day, Indians decorate their homes with lights and design rangoli on the floor with colored powders or sand; those designs are meant to welcome visitors.

Here, let’s find a little something that will make us tune up with our creative mindset. A music, a toy, a picture, a mantra?

The third day is the main day of the Festival; Indian families gather together to pray to Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth. They thank her for the last harvest before winter and pray for a new prosperous year. They share sweets, flowers, fireworks and bonfires.

It’s time now to welcome brilliant ideas and fellow Future Shapers to enjoy the process of creation: switch on the lights and be open to sweetness.

Day 4 is the first day of the New Year and Indians offer gifts and best wishes to their friends.

This fourth step could be a nice opportunity to share our new ideas with our coworkers and to get some feedback.

On the last day, sisters welcome their brothers at their homes with a lavish meal.

Celebrate now with our team THE NEW CREATIVE SOLUTIONS to implement!

Well, dear Future Shapers, I hope you enjoyed this creation celebration and have now an inspirational ritual to be creative.

And all of us here at Le Creativ’ Center wishes you a happy Diwali!

Marie-Claire Le Reun
Marie-Claire Le Reun
Innovation Consultant-Coach and Head of Le Creativ' Center
Le Creativ Center

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