Leave Yourself Alone – Just Create
I hear from motivational speakers ‘be this or be that’, claiming they have a secret recipe for success. There is nothing to be. When you hear this, it sets up an “ideal” that one should live up to or face consequences. It’s a threat.
There are no recipes to success. Uh-oh; that was a bold statement wasn’t it? I guess the new age movement would rebel against my claim.
Having answers for other people is an act of violence. It preys on their vulnerability and steals their humanity. It’s great for selling workshops or books, but in the end it’s not cool. More than this are the suckers who buy into this hype. They can’t see how human potential approaches fall prey to the nature of complex systems. You can’t argue with nature. You can only obey its laws. And despite all the attempts at positioning a human potential advantage, the system, the patterns at play, the overall structure always wins. Good intentions do not sanitize bad impact.
Human Potential followers doubt finding their own answers and look to someone on the outside to design them, define them, answer the big questions, and make things OK. The workshop junkie is born.
This granting of paternal power and authority is often a cloak over the fear of failure or utter laziness. Rather than conceive of what they want, they seek outside prodding and external gusto-raising techniques to swoon themselves into short-lived action, only to discover that it couldn’t hold up over time.
What would happen if, instead of finding answers from people, you focused on creating what matters to you? You separate know-how from what matters to you. What would be possible if you came into your own knowledge creation through the creative process? That means knowledge of self and knowledge of what works through the creative act. You begin to realize anything one needs to ‘be’ is just a way of offsetting an underlying doubt one has of themselves.
Suggestion: Leave yourself alone. If you want to improve yourself, make it a hobby.
Focus on creating and not fixing your quirks. No one has answers for you-except you. Ask anyone how they know what they know. They can’t answer you. Separate from what you know, knowledge creation is the product of originating. It’s a learning process brought forth through the creative act into the unknown with a meaningful leap.
Best practices are a myth. Everyone talks about best practices as if someone else has the authority to say whether what you do holds up or not. Best practices are folly. If you look at professional creators, they aren’t copycats. They create things for their own sake. Best practices worked for someone else’s goals and not theirs. In the creative process, the goals you choose are very personal to you. And in the pursuit of them, you will go through your own universe of learning unto your goals. Many people don’t have the intestinal fortitude to endure what this learning process involves. Their endurance eroded through the changes and during the processes that are experienced.
This is why human potential has become so popular. In order to obtain their goals in a more favorable way, one needs to cheerlead themselves and self-manipulate. It’s amazing how much work all this becomes. It’s equally amazing that it just isn’t necessary to create what you want. In fact, most self-help work is layered with approaches that outlaw, ambush, and backfire instead of making the creative process more effective. Only 20% of self-help actually leads to a positive resolve; the other 80% goes nowhere. People are so focused on themselves that they become lousy creators. They’re consumed with who they are, what’s wrong with them, their issues, their feelings, their vibrations, their chakras, their beliefs, and their negative thoughts. It’s no wonder that we haven’t any attention left to put toward our creations.
The mind will magically order up your desires if you’re in the right frequencies to ask. This is nice and interesting but misses one main component of the creative process-truth telling. Indeed, having an intention is favorable. Knowing where you’re going is helpful. You’re more inclined to pay attention to subject matter around you that is for or against it. However, the proponents of this approach suggest that if the mind looks at what is missing, what is not working, it can equally become a weapon of destruction in your life, leading to manifesting unwanted things.
Your focus doesn’t determine reality; reality is just reality, and what you add to it is your stuff. But reality is an acquired taste. You can’t argue with it. Creations come into the world from strategic action, knowing what to change and where to change. Creations come from having an accurate view of current reality. Positive thinking is lying. Why is it necessary to try so hard to convince yourself of something that just hasn’t come about yet?
It’s not intention that summons something wanted to follow and pursue you. It’s your capacity to see current reality compared to the desired one. This discrepancy brings matter and mind together in a way that nature’s laws tend to seek resolution. Positioning this involves learning to see what you want next to seeing what you have.
In the creative process, learning to see is a key ability. Seeing includes taking clear inventory of where you are in contrast to where you want to be. Often times, the actual state will involve both good and bad aspects and maybe even ugly qualities compared to the desired state. If you don’t know where you actually are, how can you know how to get to where you want to be? Doesn’t this sound simple? What’s with all the talk about negative thinking? Negative circumstances are real starting points for most creators.They organize you into action, of your vision of what you want. Then, they unearth; keenly able to see where they actually are and what must happen to bring about change.
Affirmations beget the bad belief the affirmer is attempting to offset. Who, but a person who is stupid, would need to attempt to convince himself that he’s smart and sophisticated? Who, but a person who’s doubtful and scared, would need to affirm to himself that he’s self-confidence and indestructible? Acting “as if” and pretending to be something is lying. When the subconscious mind receives lies, you lose respect for yourself. When you’re honest with yourself, you become resourceful. At that point, what to change, on behalf of your desired creation, becomes clear.
As you choose to become a predominant creative force in your life, you begin organizing your life around one thing only: what matters to you. Your course doesn’t involve an x-ray look at yourself. You’re not the problem. Mastering the creative process is what’s between where you are now and where you want to be. Anyone, with any belief, self-esteem, limitations, unknowable mysteries in life, and point of origin doesn’t disqualify the creative act. In fact, what you want may be absolutely impossible, but despite this, you still create. This isn’t positive thinking. It’s just in our natural way of being, because creating is what we do-we build things. It’s in us.