If you are a sensitive creative, you might feel a deep longing to express your creativity. But you may also feel stuck in actually giving voice to it. Maybe, you are a writer who is trying to give form to the story embedded in your soul. Or another kind of artist who feels unsure & frightened of revealing their vulnerable self to the world.
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I will be back at the wonderful East West Bookshop on Friday, July 9 in an ONLINE Zoom event on energetic boundaries for sensitives. In our culture, we often talk about setting psychological boundaries. But energetic boundaries are just as important. If we can’t energetically feel where we end & the other person begins, it can be really hard to say no EVEN IF we intellectually understand what our boundaries “should” be.
A lot of highly sensitive people are INFP and INFJ personality types. This post is for all you kindred spirits out there who feel like they are a walking contradiction. As a sensitive, creative INFP, these are a few of the things I have learned about my own confusing, bewildering, sensitive self.
They might help you as well. So, here we go!
As a multipassionate creative person, I spent my 20s going back and forth between what art form I wanted to commit to.I loved to dance, do photography and write. How could I choose among them? Choosing felt like…
In my last Medium post, I wrote about the two kinds of writers inside me — The Thinker and The Tinkerer.
The Thinker LOVES to think, loves going deep, loves to turn a problem on its sides. She is like a monk. She can spend hours contemplating, deepening thought, practicing writing as a way to touch something deeper.
The Tinkerer LOVES to experiment and tinker around just as much as The Thinker loves to think and research. She loves to play! …
I have two kinds of writers inside me — The Thinker and The Tinkerer.
The Thinker LOVES to think, loves to dig deep, loves to mine for the vein of gold. She is a bit like a monk. She can spend hours by herself, turning ideas around in her head and deepening them.
Rodin’s famous sculpture The Thinker comes to mind when I think about her.
She is the writer inside me that wrote my book The Empath’s Journey. I worked on it for over two years. I did more than 14 drafts. After a while, I just stopped counting.
Are you writing your first book & feeling like you are walking into a dead-end? Everything was going great for a while. In fact, the writing was flowing. It was moving, and you were dancing with it. But now, this whole writing-a-book business feels like a tangled-up ball of yarn that you just can’t untangle. Now, you are feeling as if you have made a mistake. You have run smack into a wall.
Are you destined to feeling resistant? Are you destined to not finishing this overwhelming task of writing your book?
The answer to both these questions is an…
I am working on my next book and was feeling frustrated at how slow I’ve been going recently. I admit I have also been trying to force myself forward. But then, recently, something happened that shifted my perspective.
One morning, I woke up from a dream with a very clear image in my head of a hen sitting on top of an egg. I didn’t remember anything about the dream except this “after-image.” But it was so clear that I realized that that is what I was doing.
I was incubating the rest of my book.
I was not stuck…
Each and every one of us is creative. As children, we all drew, read books, painted, puttered around with science projects, dreamed of being astronomers, and whatnot. We didn’t have to be a specialist or serious or get better at things or “improve our skills.” We could just PLAY.
We could dabble in things and just feel happy! And that was enough. Here are a few ideas about how to invite a little more creativity into our day-to-day lives.
As a kid, I remember my sister getting these big tubs of modeling clay to play with. They were like this…
I am a recovering nice person. I say that only half-jokingly because being “too nice” can definitely be an addiction. Over the past several years, I have dismantled a lot of my “too nice.” I still have a way to go but I thought I would do a post with some ideas about how to be a little less “nice” and a little more authentic.
So, what’s the problem with “nice,” you might ask.
Well, nice manners or being thoughtful are, of course, good things. But “nice” often involves a lack of choice. …
If you are an INFP writer or creative, you probably have lots of ideas. That’s the INFP extroverted intuition at work, creating reams and reams of possibilities. On the one hand, this is wonderful! You have access to a form of creativity that doesn’t come easily to many people.
On the other hand, there’s definitely a downside to extroverted intuition as well. It keeps opening up new diverging paths and can leave us paralyzed as INFP writers and creatives.
Should I choose this idea or that? Should I follow this path or that? Which is the better idea? …