People BELIEVE creativity is essential to a happy life and then treat it as nonessential.
I asked why.
I expected answers like "finances" or "time." They were there-- but vastly overshadowed by one word...
Can you guess? Do you feel it?
Fear of judgement, rejection and failure are living in our heads, evicting our creativity!
You're the landlord--WHY allow this?
Probably because fighting with fear is exhausting, and let's face it-- nobody has that kind of energy. Maybe I'm a hippie pacifist, but I really don't believe that struggle is the answer.
I'm suggesting a much easier approach.
I call it "Casual Courage."
Courage can't exist without fear. So, allow the fear to exist-- then you get to be all courageous and heroic.
What do I mean by casual courage? You say "I fear starting a project I won't finish," "I fear what people will think," "I fear that I won't be able to transfer what's in my mind to the medium I choose."
Unfinished projects exist in every creative's life. If you make something, you don't actually have to show people the results. If your first try isn't exactly what you want it to be, you can always try again.
When you set out to be creative, don't worry about the end result. Let it be imperfect. In fact, let it be terrible! If you really hate it, burn it! Throw it away! Do something else, or try again.
Doodle in your notebook. Write a poem. Rip the poem to shreds.
Art is not as sacred as the act of creating it.