Psychologist and creativity coach Eric Maisel comments:
“Mindfulness includes minding your emotions. If you know it will rile you to re-read that curt email from that literary agent, delete it. What are you saving it for? Become someone who is able to mind her emotions…
“You get angry, you get envious, you get depressed. You are not a stone, nor do you want to be a stone. You have no intention of not feeling. You have no intention of taming your emotions so well that you end up domesticated and limp.
“You want your full measure of emotion, as emotion is the life blood of art… But that doesn’t mean you should be a slave to your emotions.”
From his podcast: “Minding Your Emotions” – hear it in the article
Mastering emotional overload but still being highly sensitive.
For more on this topic, plus links to related material, see the article Creative Anxiety.
Article publié pour la première fois le 20/07/2014