It’s not important to see the entire path before you take the first step. It’s only important to see the first step. And even then, you don’t need to see it with complete clarity. You only need to create the space and show up to the page or the project. You need to BEGIN.
I know this to be true for me and my creativity. If I have a project in mind and I think about it too much, I scare myself into procrastination. What if the client is unhappy with what I produce? What if I miss the mark of my own expectations? What if — what if?
These questions are the EGO trying to interfere with the MUSE who needs my full attention to be productive. When I give in to the doubts of the Ego, I lose momentum. I stop in my tracks. I am rendered immobilized. I can’t think straight. I can’t think at all. This is the artist blockage that we all fight against from time to time.
Contrast this straightjacketed feeling with the pure flow of creativity. This flow only happens when we take the first step toward a project and ignore the ego voice that questions how it will come to life. We need only to believe that it can come to life! We need to leave the ‘how to’s’ to the MUSE to decide.
Our commitment to is to the ART being born. We take an idea and nurture it into completion. We take the first step and then the next right step reveals itself to us. More often than not, the end result does not resemble the original idea that we had in mind when we began the process.
I am frequently pleasantly surprised at the mandala that reveals itself after I work very hard to get out of the way. I look in awe at the work of my hands and I realize that the MUSE has used me yet again. And I am a grateful servant for the LoveLight that has been born.
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