I’ve come to realize that one of the reasons I am able to write freely is because I have had years and years of practice. While growing up, I was never concerned that anyone in the house was going to find my journal and read my deepest thoughts. Most of my family didn’t read English, and if my brother came across my journal, he would never have read it or judged me for it (he is the best!).
I was able to fully and deeply pour out my heart, explore all of its hidden corridors, without fear of being found or self-consciousness of being judged. I also had no comparison for my writing. I made up the rules of journaling. No one said I had to do it a certain way. So I wrote and wrote, and how I wrote evolved over the years as I tuned into what worked for me.
When there is no “right” way, it gives us freedom to do what feels right for us.
I wonder how many would-have-been artists stopped creating due to that fear and self-consciousness. How many are brave enough to try to unlearn that and recapture those innocent days of youth where we could write, paint, dance without rules? I think that this endeavor is one of the worthiest we can embark on as adults. Being able to create without abandon would free us on so many levels.
Being free in our creating requires for us to be unattached to the reactions of others. Join me on Sunday at my in person workshop – BOUNDLESS: Freeing ourselves from the reactions of others and taking back our power. Become the creator you’ve always wanted to be!
I write everyday because it allows me to voice what is at the surface. Once that is out of my head, I can dig in another layer deeper. My daily writing practice has been my greatest exploration of self and humanity. Sign up here to receive these thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.