On Creating From the Mode of Overflow

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I would like to share a few thoughts on the initial stages of the creative process. I have been contemplating what factors contribute to a fun and inspiring journey versus a challenging one that feels like an uphill battle. I have come to realize that it all begins with the starting point, the mindset with which we embark on our journey.

It’s similar to going to the gym and stepping on a treadmill. Do you immediately set a goal of running non-stop for 30 minutes? Or do you simply embrace the joy of running, seeing how far you can go and exploring your capabilities?

This concept applies not only to creativity but also to any endeavor you undertake in life. I encourage you to reflect on the mindset with which you approach your projects.

Are you solely focused on achieving a specific goal? Or are you driven by an abundance of ideas and inspiration, eager to share your creations with others because the time feels right?

Are you motivated by sheer determination, thinking, “I will accomplish this no matter what”? Or do you pursue what you genuinely love, allowing the universe to guide you and piece the puzzle together? Are you here to prove something, or are you here to share, give, and embrace whatever unfolds?

Throughout our lives, we may find ourselves starting things from both of these mindsets at different stages. There is no right or wrong approach; it simply reflects various levels of maturity and personal growth.

The most enjoyable and blissful moments in life arise when we transcend the single-minded pursuit of goals and objectives. It is when we engage in activities purely for the pleasure they bring. Of course, not everything in life allows for this kind of approach. We have responsibilities and obligations that sometimes demand us to do things we may not enjoy, pushing ourselves through challenges.

However, if you create space in your life or allocate time for activities that stem from the overflow of joy and passion, the experience is profoundly different. This is my invitation to you today.

Take a moment to reflect on your starting mode. Are you running this race solely to achieve the goal? Or are you genuinely enjoying the process, driven by a desire to share and express yourself?

The latter motivation is what will sustain you in the long run. Transforming an idea into reality is a marathon, not a sprint. My recommendation is to choose activities that come naturally to you.

If you are driven to share, do it with genuine intentions, without calculating potential outcomes in the back of your mind. The energy and vibrations behind our actions are perceptible, and it is not always enjoyable when hidden agendas are at play. Embrace the process, have fun, and keep flying.