Creativity needs empty moments to process
Good ideas don’t happen when you’re continually filling your head with other people’s words. Meditative regular (ostensibly non-creative) work done with reverent attention will unblock you. Ideally, once you’ve given it time to process, you can Go toward what feels most alive.
Let projects simmer in your back brain over time, rather than sitting down and powering through something.
Cameron, Julia.. Penguin USA, Inc., 2010.
Doing meditative, regular work can help. Cooking, needlework, if it’s done with attention and intent.
Quiet, alone time is necessary. The most common form of self-sabotage is self-sacrifice. It makes a virtue out of deprivation. Self-destructive means “destructive of your true nature.”
In his book, Orbiting the Giant Hairball, author Gordon MacKenzie likened the creative process to one of a cow making milk. We can see a cow making milk when it’s hooked up to the milking machine, and we know that cows eat grass. But the actual part where the milk is being created remains invisible.