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.
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.
A few months ago, I hit a wall in my meditation practice. Techniques that were once effective no longer worked for me. I found myself withdrawing from meditations before I could reap any benefit. I grew frustrated and beat myself up for both trying too hard and not trying hard enough. Does this sound like you?