Day 80: Appreciating Open Creative Valves

Writing out my thoughts for these blog posts, I find it’s pretty easy to circumvent “the censor,” as “The Artist’s Way” author Julia Cameron calls the resistant inner critic that tries to block our creative expression. I wrote about this a few years ago:

I am able to bring forth my thoughts, my creativity, etc, without censoring myself. I completely trust that my creativity is there. I have total faith in it. Certainly there may be times where my faith has wavered in other regards, but not when it comes creating in the first place.

Day 356: “The Artist’s Way” and Open Creative Valves, from July 25, 2019

There’s a simple effectiveness to the design of blogging that is conducive to this “open valve” approach. All I need do is sit down and construct some sentences. This leaves very little room for my mind to get in the way. No wonder I’ve found this platform to be one of the most manageable ways of expressing myself.

It reminds me of the overall topic of The Law of Attraction, which teaches that when you have a desire, it will manifest if you allow it to. In other words, your desire will manifest if you do not resist or block what you want from happening through negative thinking.

My entire approach to this blog demonstrates this easy-going approach of “allowing.” I re-started this blog a few months ago after doing very little writing in it since 2020. While I was on my blogging break, I thought about the blog every so often, always appreciating it and knowing it was there for me when I was ready to get back at it. I had no negative thoughts about it. I knew that when the time was right, it would be seamless to start it up again.

And so it is 🙂

I have a similar easy-going, “open valve” attitude with my composing. When the Charlie Chaplin video went viral, I appreciated the attention my Youtube channel was suddenly getting, yet I knew that the popularity of the video would only have limited long-term value. But I could keep creating. That was within my control. That was the creative engine that made the viral video possible in the first place. Soon after, I began my daily composing practice.

Just for fun, I’d like to look “under the hood” as I’ve done before on these two topics that feel so positive for me:

This blog

My thoughts about this topic:

“I like my blog. It’s fun. It’s easy. It gives me a purpose every day. I enjoy writing my thoughts out. It’s a bit of a challenge, and I like a good challenge. I like being consistency. It makes me proud of myself. I think it’s interesting that I do this. I even think it shows courage to just keep doing this regardless of the outcome, at least as long as I enjoy it. I also enjoy that I am flexible about blogging. I do it my way, so I enjoy it.”

Overall mood:

satisfied, appreciative, easy-going, curious, open, happy


My thoughts about this topic:

“Wow, composing is amazing. I love using Logic. It is amazing the interesting sounds and combinations I come up with. I feel so on fire about it! It’s so fun to be creative and confident and curious and just see what happens. I am loving composing!”

Overall mood:

empowered, eager, confident, joyful, satisfied, excited.

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