Going with the flow

Our very best ‘art’ whether that’s painting, singing, writing, dancing, running or any other form of our most creative self comes when we are in a state of flow. Where we have let go of the thoughts that restrict us.

Where soul, body and mind are aligned, where the thinking brain is silent, where we are totally conscious in this moment, where we just have the joy of creating right now.

Of course, we can choose to have this flow whenever we want. We just need to let go and go with it.

Planning and how it is counter-productive

Planning has its place, however, when planning becomes the focus, the doing becomes second place. Often, the doing never gets done, as the planning obsession creates the psychological fear that always sabotages action.

Planning is by the very nature a mind-construct of the fiction that is the future, a thought in our head. The future always creates uncertainty, as it is not now, not real and not known. So when we focus on it all the time then it sabotages.

When we get sucked into the planning, it actual becomes a diversion, an excuse, a get-out from the doing. This because excessive thinking has created doubt and anxiety.

The joy of doing something in this moment, the only time we can do anything, then builds the habit of wanting to do more. Whereas planning does the opposite, it creates thought, which creates hesitancy, which then creates further thought and so the cycle continues.

A quick plan, and then back to the present moment, and do it now. Anything more is counter-productive.