The title of this post was chosen by the programmers at WordPress. I’m having one of those blank moments where I stare at the screen asking, “what the fuck do I write about?” Faintly, the words “Enter title here” remind me that this is where I enter the title of my latest post. Thank you WordPress peoples.
I do believe that the key to overcoming any type of writers block or creative block is to just start typing, painting or play your instrument. After all, if I just sit here staring at a blank screen then I’m just sitting here staring at a blank screen.
Judgement of ourselves. Fear of criticism. These are concepts in our mind that can paralyze us if we let them. Seriously, I could write the following text for an entire post and no one would really care:
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Now, if I just kept doing that over and over again eventually my readership would drop. I will spare you that non-sense. I do have those days however where I’m intimidated by a blank page and want to do that. On these days I make myself remember what I absolutely love about blank pages or canvasses.
Once it is painted or recorded… it is captured. It cannot be anything else. I liken this to describing silence with words. The moment you or I start talking about silence we are like a babbling brook. That being said, I will re-read this post and hit ‘publish’ because of the fact that five minutes ago I had no idea what was about to happen.
Think about that as you go about your planned or unplanned day. Either way, at the end of the day, creativity is alive and well. We don’t really know what will happen. It is all just assumption and presumption. When we let go and embrace the blank slate…
Anything can happen.
Tomorrows post will be all about silence, vastness, nothingness and emptiness. The insight will astound you.