“Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.” Dee Hock
Creation is part of who we are as human beings. Whether it’s artistic or practical creation, we all have a drive to develop something in this world. And when we’re on a roll – when things are flowing – we feel completely alive. When we get stuck, though, it can feel frustrating. Often referred to as a creative block, many of us abandon our dreams or creative visions because we think that if it’s not flowing, it can’t be worth doing anymore. The problem is that our thinking is flawed - we’re blocked only because we’ve filled our
Weekly Path to Peace: Clear your mind and create.
- If you are experiencing any kind of block – whether it’s writer’s block, creative block or a work block – begin by listing out what is filling your brain. Is it doubt, concern or even anger? Write out all of your fears that exist behind what you’ve identified. If you can’t identify any, simply ask yourself what do you make it mean that you have this block? Does it mean you’re a failure or stupid. Identify all the things that are in the way of your creativity filling that space.
- Release each one of your fears one by one. Recognize that you already are creating – it’s just that you are creating your worst fears. Perhaps your fears are there to keep you from feeling the pain of rejection or something else. Thank them, release them and replace them with a statement that reminds you that you are already creative and that this too can flow. Then, spend time creating. Even if it is 10 minutes and even if you don’t like it. Repeat every day this week.
As you begin this week, rate your level of happiness, self-esteem and self-confidence on a scale of 1-10, with 1 being not satisfied and 10 being very satisfied. Notice where you are Sunday evening after you do this week’s peace practice to see if there is a change.