Yes, please. I’d like just a bit of that.
I mean, is there anyone out there who prefers the fog of indecision? Or worse, the cloudiness of not even knowing what the question is? We all want clarity.
The yearning for clarity requires awareness and it’s that awareness that places you in the gap that is your Creative Play Zone.
In a recent blog post I wrote about your Creative Play Zone, that space between what you want and what you have; where you are vs where you want to be, between knowing and not knowing. A foggy spot, that gap.
How does your gap feel for you? Is it like the feeling of hunger and not knowing what will satisfy it? That persistent aching thought saying things are not as you’d like? Not knowing where or how to start? Nobody wants to stay there in the foggy breath of not knowing. You want the veil to part and the other side become visible. You want clarity.
The way out is to step right in.
Even if things are unclear, just start.
Even if you don’t know the whole picture, just start.
Even if you don’t know what the end result should be, just start.
Start, as Carl Jung suggests, by looking within and waking up.
It’s in the starting that clarity arrives.
What might “start” look like?
"Trust that still, small voice that says, ‘This might work and I'll try it’. - Diane Mariechild
“Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to "jump at the Sun." We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.”
If you’re ever going to get clarity about what you want and what is best for you, you need to wakefully and intentionally start. You need to look within and trust that you have the answers. If the answers bring up a little fear or resistance you’re probably on the right track. (Read this blog for a discussion about resistance.)
P.S. As your coach I can be quite helpful in lifting your fog. Schedule a free 45 minute Discovery session to chat about how working together can make a difference.
Kathy Kane blogs about the creative process in the everyday, in writing and in the magical transition to the second half of life.
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