If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.-—Joseph Campbell

Lousy Thinking

Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things. – Ray Bradbury

The last two nights have been restless. I comb through the past days’ experiences, chasing one thought after another, hoping to find answers.

So a couple hours ago after finishing morning pages, I head toward my arts and crafts room to play.playingwithwords

Now I have a lesson for tomorrow’s after school class and a clearer plan for the children’s art festival in April. Neither will be these little word pictures. They just took my mind off my self-conscious thinking.


Comments on: "Lousy Thinking" (6)

  1. Well, honestly they are not top-of-the-class (please, don’t feel bad) but I still like ’em. ‘Cause they’re original. Nothing beats that.

  2. Reblogged this on MetaRead360 Small Press presents and commented:
    Self-conscious is not necessarily “bad”…it’s always what you do with thought, i.e., thought put into action that can be counter-productive!

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