Day 10.4 - thoughts: dime a dozen; YOU: divinely unique ~ Paul Babin


10.4 thoughts: dime a dozen; YOU: divinely unique

in a continuous state
of needing to create.

In my late 20's,
I had a couple of epiphanies.

First, I realized that if I stopped creating,
then emotionally I started dying.

Second, I began to recognize
how thoughts were hampering my creative process.

So, I loaded up a brush
and painted this statement on the wall of my studio:
"Art is what YOU make.
Not what you think you should make

I had become aware that my uniqueness as an artist and creator, that part of me that is the source or conduit of creative energy has intrinsic value and is distinctly separate from my thinking mind.

And letting this creativity "happen",
free of thoughtful scrutiny,
is essential.

As I've matured, the dance that my creative self does with my thinking mind has continued. Most of the time, I watch my thoughts from a vantage point just beyond their power to do harm.

I work on a spiritual level to honor and appreciate the ME that exists independent of thought.

I've come to recognize that I'm part of a universal order,
which is the source of all creativity.
And this creativity arrives via my heart, not my head.

Over time, I'm finding that the contributions from my thinking mind are less critical and increasingly helpful, as though it's gotten the message that in order to be taken seriously, thoughts must be constructive.

Paul Babin is an artist, filmmaker, and song writer. He is completing a Master of Arts degree in Spiritual Psychology and working as a Life Coach to film industry professionals and others in creative fields.



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