Okay, that wasn't a love note. It was a poem about the new day. But I loved writing it.
1. Love is also a process.
When I approach the process, aware of what I love about it instead of pressuring myself about the product,
I keep coming back.
2. You tried loathing yourself and it didn't work. What about Love?
Some of us, I won't point fingers, aren't showing up for our creative passions ...
This is kinda a form of punishment -- think about it. You LOVE writing, painting, cooking, building a business, song writing, making people laugh, and/or etc... but you're not doing it. You are withholding pleasure, process, and peace.
I'd have to get the flow charts out to explain my theory on that....
or just look in some of my old journals because I've been known to deny myself my passion too, but the question is:
When will you love yourself enough to allow time for your passions? ASK.
Self-love is required for the creative process.
Why would we want to express ourselves if we didn't like who we are?
3. Proceed with Lowered Expectations
What step can you take related to whatever creative pursuit has chosen you, in a five minute period of time with purposely lowered expectations?
Lowering the pressure = easier.
Easier = showing up.
Showing-up over and over = preseverance.
Perseverance = Progress, practice, completion, self-respect, love.
And it started with kindness... another form of love.
Break it down even smaller, simply imagine what it would feel like to be engaged in that feeling of creative flow. What would it look, feel, sound, smell like?
That is a little creative foreplay... it can lead to procrastinating on those things that replace your creativity.
Thanks for reading. All rights reserved. All lefts were released. go make stuff.