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Re: Self=esteem at low level Nadezda

Posted by llurpsienoodle on August 25, 2008, at 17:59:00

In reply to Re: Self=esteem at low level Partlycloudy, posted by Nadezda on August 25, 2008, at 16:28:18

I can only relate by thinking back to the months and months of depression when I was muddling through the motions required by academia, and producing what felt (at the time) to be mental oatmeal. Later, looking back at my work, I realized that it was about 95% up to my usual standards. It's just that it was SO much harder at the time.

The sense of "flow" is such a joy. It can liberate us from our existence-- that art of creation. But, the dark side of creativity is that it does not always strike when we need it most.

Lack of sleep and stress will go a long way towards emptying your psychological reserves. Give yourself a few days off-- maybe treat yourself to an artistic voyage to galleries or a museum, or even a park or change of scenery-- to refuel and relax.

Or perhaps you can do what I do. Eat biscotti and drink coffee while hoping that the longer I look at this book on metaphysics the more I will want to read it. hmph

The funny thing about those great thinkers and artists is that they were enourmously productive. They produced a lot of garbage, to be sure, but they also produced a few great works. I guess it's like a muscle. (but don't burn yourself on a torch!!!)


p.s. I read somewhere that Descartes spent the morning in bed, reading & writing, and did not emerge until noon. Not bad, huh?




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