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Sparkles falling to the ground to illustrate the aftermath of the creative process.

The Aftermath

The following is an excerpt from my book, Creative Unblocking: Bypass Self-Doubt, Tap Your Genius, and Complete Your Best Work, released on August 1st, 2017. It pretty well sums up where I am at the moment.

Creating our best work often requires a lot of energy, and, as satisfying as it is, it can leave us feeling depleted and raw. Photo by tomertu, Adobe Stock.

Twice the Work, Half the Effort

“Lack of time” is a common excuse for avoiding creative projects.

While our schedules are often scapegoats for the real problem (crippling self-doubt), it’s also true that many of us are too tired and overwhelmed most of the time to do the work that calls to us most deeply.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

3 Reasons I Meditate

I wasn’t always grateful to have been born into a family of yogis. As a preteen, I watched my dad doing “peacock pose” on the picnic table in our campsite and thought, Why can’t we just be normal? As it turns out, it’s a good thing we weren’t, because if we had been, I’d probably be dead. 1. Meditation saved my life “Yoga” to my parents meant more than fancy postures, and Transcendental Meditation was its most important aspect. I first learned the children’s version of  TM when I was four. My dad, a certified teacher, taught me how to repeat a secret mantra silently while I wandered and played. When I practised my “word of wisdom,” I felt content. When I was ten, he gave me the grown-up version, in which I still repeated the mantra silently, only now, I did it sitting down, with my eyes closed. In junior high school, like most kids, I was obsessed with fitting in. I didn’t like being different. Meditation was different. I quit doing it until, nearly …

How to Access the Hidden Stage of Inspiration

It was 5 am, and I was hungry, exhausted, and chilly. I could’ve been meditating or eating or snuggled in bed, but instead I was scribbling so fast my fingers ached, because I’d just had an Illumination about Intimation, and I’d be damned if I was gonna let it get away.

Photo: Kevin Urbanski