A Creative’s Manifesto
Create - simply because
By Michael Opoku-Forfieh
1 The Now
3 The Past
About Michael Opoku-Forfieh
The aim then, is about sharing experience
I am a psychotherapist,
I recognise now that really I am an
Something that I always dreamed of becoming
My paint - the human experience
The canvas – life
My now is filled with collaborating amongst
Colleagues and Supervisees
For growth, learning, purpose and fulfilment
And your now?
Daring the unknown
Trusting that journeying is
The gift once sought
The knowing about
Unity of self, offers release
Rewind the spool
The release was necessary for learning
Gather to review, revise, plot anew.
The experience of being
A citizen of the world is mine.
What is yours?
Sharing as an artist is to be my
Writing as a way to express, expose, and expand *awareni.
Little else is simpler and yet more complex. Therapy speak?
There are many routes in we can take.
The route out – One
Between then and now choose to Live
Putting pen marks around ideas
and make arrow headed
links to everything else.
My invitation for you, to you…
Inspire self, inspire another, inspire others like fire – warm with light. Quick. Captivating.
Memories can drive thought and choice and action and behaviour.
Use intellect to determine
Listen - the heart speaks a lot
Know, take heed and follow
Writing to support growth,
to share insights,
to evaluate critically - all that is encountered, witnessed and felt...
The first manifesto,
Offering the promise of change.
I doubt it to be the last ever penned.
Arike Jeff Goins
Ian Thompson Clare Warner
Charlotte Forfieh Heather Richards
Jamil Ali Anne Willoughby
N G Celia Valiente Aguado
Emmanouela Kladouchou Dionne Sutherland-Davies
Victoria Kelly Irvin Yalom
Daniel Kahneman Joshua Foer
Professor Steve Peters
Inviting thought and inspiration.
I am happy for you to share this manifesto in any way that you would like. My only ask, is that the information in this manifesto not change or be sold in anyway.
I have followed Jeff Goins advice to arrive at this auspicious point. Join him at https://goinswriter.com/resources/.
Michael Opoku-Forfieh is a Counsellor/Psychotherapist/teacher, supervisor, lecturer, writer, thinker, Artist. He trained as an integrative counsellor over 10 years ago and views therapy as a bridging link to becoming…
He lives in South East London with his wife and their 2 children, and every once in a while can be seen climbing off of his soap box after discussing: lives affected by mental illness, criminal justice, education, and the magic of therapy.
Let the last words/art/creations be yours, mine, ours
Perfection is achieved along the way.