There is something you must eliminate completely from your soul if you want to be free to create. It’s going to be painful, but creativity is always a wickedly fun combination of both tussle and joy.
Creative Birth Pains (see yesterday’s fantastic blog by my lovely wife) are a normal part of the process; but to add to the pregnancy/child metaphor, a large chunk of the pain we experience whilst creating comes from our preconceptions, our worry and the need to know the outcome. These things create tension and add stress… let me explain by asking a couple of questions…
Is creativity more enjoyable when we surrender the outcomes, when we let it be whatever it wants to be, shaping it, molding it, guiding it? Do you aid the creative process in any way by worrying about the future of your child?
I imagine that a parent enjoys their child more, when they guide and shape, rather than trying to push a square personality into a round box.