Employ Your Feelings and Emotions For Creative Mastery “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, but must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller
Have you made the creative process into one that involves primarily the mind and the conscious thinking process? As a society, we often place more emphasis on the cognitive processes.
We have a tendency to brush aside strong emotions, feelings and intuition. The gut or visceral feelings that can be critical to the creative process are eventually numbed down and discouraged.
Often, we follow what is practical and makes cognitive sense and ignore our gut feelings and intuition. So we plan and overplay and lay down everything in neat little cognitive boxes.
When we produce the same mediocre stuff, we do not realize what the problem is? Are you willing to defy the norm and create something new? And to do that we need to engage not only the cognitive abilities but also our deepest gut and visceral feelings.Thinking + gut feeling + a dash of the creative rebel = Great new work “The truth is that creative activity is one that involves the entire self – our emotions, our levels of energy, our characters, and our minds.” ― Robert Greene, Mastery
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