Speaking of roadblocks to creativity, a sense of unworthiness is another big one. Usually we can’t call it by name until the damage is done, but feeling less-than-enough is a sure fire way to halt all of your projects (in art, life, and love) before they ever have a chance to blossom.
Are you feeling a little jittery? Fearful? Defensive?
Yup…I’d say that’s a feeling less-than-enough problem almost every time.
One of the biggest challenges that we face in creative practice, and in life, is learning to have the courage to believe in ourselves. Rest assured that your worth is inherent. It is your birthright and there is nothing to be earned. Accolades are icing on the cake, but learning how to risk following your instincts and trust yourself with your innate creativity—that’s the whole darn cake. You can go ahead and eat it too.
Since I feel so strongly about this ‘more than enough’ business, I decided to put it into action. I’ve been writing little worthiness notes on filed wood bits and leaving them all around town. They are tucked in corners, hidden along paths, and nestled in the snow. My hope is that the words find their way into the hearts that need them.