Creativity eludes most of us. It shows up unannounced and its presence is fleeting. We often think that big creative breakthroughs are haphazard and reserved for a few lucky individuals who have the perfect idea at the perfect time. We feel somewhat helpless with the creative process.
The forces that determine our creative potential lie within us. While we like to blame our external environment for pulling and pushing us in certain directions, our creations are always outward manifestations of our inner world.
Coronavirus has eliminated many of the activities we engage in to distract ourselves from ourselves. Every person on this planet is given an unprecedented opportunity to notice their inner dialogue – in other words, to notice the Self.
Overthinking is basically an obsessive need to know. You believe that the more you know, the more you can get what you want. However, when overthinking is your default mode, it’s like hopping around on one leg and ignoring that using your second leg would allow you to walk: You exhaust yourself and limit your capacity to move forward in life.
There’s an interesting tendency to equate intuitive consultations, or psychic work, with seeing the future. For many, “the future” is a confusing idea. A common misconception is that all events are predestined and therefore predictable. However, the implication here is disempowering: It means that you can’t shift your outcomes and it reinforces a mindset of victimhood.