Therapeutic visual journaling- Readiness

 "Readiness" is the second episode of "Therapeutic visual journaling" and it is all about the first act of doing. "Readiness" is the breaking moment when the creative process starts. It is the moment of breaking initial fear and doing regardless. I would like to invite you to take this act of bravery and make first step, your mark, pick up a pen and simply start. As simple it sounds I know from my guiding practice that there many people finding it very difficult...

 People go to a great deal of preparation for a creative act. They buy expensive supplies, invest time into searching for "perfect" notebook, paints, pens. And all that unfortunately is creating some kind of mental blockage that they are not aware of. Once they have to move to the actual act of creating they freeze. All that perfection they accumulated in objects and more importantly in their heads is a self-created enemy. "Readiness" is about jumping in, going beyond that fear but not because we are required to be mad brave but because we can allow ourself to let go, let go those perfection expectations, result, approval. By simply "doing" without final result orientation we play in a natural and free way. We open up to freedom of self, we find ourself in a playful search of acceptance and enjoyment. So just do it!

 

 

Readiness

 

  

 

It is the short moment of doing, acting, happening

 

Grabbing a pen, paint brush, making a mark.

  

It is the moment of breaking the fear

 

Fear of result, approval, self-judgment

  

Readiness is all about simple doing

 

Not thinking, planning either expecting

  

You just go for it like a child with pure heart open to adventure

 

You start, you make, you do.

  

The first mark, colour, line, shape

 

Just let it happen, let it be what it is.

 

 

Readiness is your act of bravery

 

Go beyond that fear that keeps telling you not to start

 

  

You are ready regardless what

 

You never are ready according to your fear

 

You just do, take a step however small it is

 

You are ready

 

Just do it.

 

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