We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over.
When there are so many seemingly good creative choices, how do you decide which path is right for you? When inundated by alluring, exciting and enticing possibilities, and the feeling of having become a permanent resident in the HEART OF DILEMMA, just how do you find your own creative home? Indecision can be far more stressful than decision.
Initially, it is a good idea to explore many different pathways. By embarking upon these with both an open-minded enthusiasm and an awareness that what you are seeking, must feel like a creative home for you in which you can comfortably dwell, you will find your way to your own creative potential. Through a process of discovery and elimination, you will map out your own productive milieu – that feels instinctively right for you. To achieve this, it helps to to trust your hunches and suspend judgment if only for a while. It takes courage to follow your hunches and give them a chance.
“A hunch is your response, your automatic reaction to a stimulus which has not been influenced by logic. It is often accompanied by a feeling of confidence. A hunch is intuition. It feels right even though it has not been preceded by reasoning and has yet to be verbalized…that hunch or glimpse of possibility needs to be trusted; it contains something of a truth within your grasp, something to which you are trying to give a permanency.” (HAVE YOU EVER HAD A HUNCH? The Importance of Creative Thinking)
Finding yourself often in creative dilemmas, is part of the creative process. You need not regard these as creativity crunchers – insurmountable obstacles – permanently blocking your way to your own creative home. Most can be identified and overcome. They also sometimes provide, welcome creative experiences. Like Spunktaneous in THE WORLD OF GLIMPSE, you can learn from the glittering signposts that point you in different, conflicting directions…
Then more signs, beckoning gleaming messages, mottled into red, orange, yellow, blue, indigo, violet and green sparkle-flickers, each pointing in a different direction: