“The creative process shrivels in the absence of continual dialogue with the soul. And creativity is what makes life worth living.”
Author Tom Wootton has written about his experiences with depression, and says, “I have begun to gain tremendous insight into many things, including my spiritual life. It is in the spiritual sense that I have really begun to see that depression can be a great thing.”
From his article The Art of Seeing Depression.
He is author of several books including The Bipolar Advantage.
A creative cognitive style
In a New York Times article, Jonah Lehrer writes that neuroscientist Nancy Andreasen “argues that depression is intertwined with a “cognitive style” that makes people more likely to produce successful works of art.
Continued in post: Can Depression Help Us Be More Creative? Part 3