Linda Dessau : Connect with Your Creative Dream
Connect with Your Creative Dream
By Linda Dessau
We get so busy in our day-to-day life, with all the doing and actions and daily chores, that we can quickly lose sight of the BIG PICTURE. What's it all for? What are you working towards?
If you don't know where you're going, how will you know when you get there?
Taking the time to connect with your creative dream allows you to visit (and then revisit) the big picture. For instance, if I know that these smaller articles are going to come together into a book, I'm going to approach writing them with more excitement and a stronger sense of purpose.
Creative dreams are precious things. They're sometimes so dear to us that we fear saying them out loud, writing about them or even indulging too much time in thinking about them. We worry we'll lose them, that other people will think they're silly and might convince US of the same thing, or we tell ourselves we're just "fantasizing" and think we "should" be working instead.
Or the opposite may be true; we may have a very active fantasy life, conjuring up images of many different creative dreams, scenarios and the like, but never quite bringing any of them back down to the earth with us.
Connecting with your creative dream, in the ways I suggest below, will allow you to nurture a healthy vision of where you're going, and bring that dream into your everyday life as a creative artist. Bringing your creative dream with you into your day-to-day world can help get you out of the mire of self-doubt, details and challenges of today.
Your creative dream is that little smile on your face that no one understands but you and whoever you trust to share it with.
Put it into Play: Daily Practices for Connecting with your Creative Dream
Part 1: Define your Creative Dream
Revisit these processes whenever you feel the need, or if you've been through a transformative experience.
Part 2: Connect with your Creative Dream Everyday
Choose one of the following:
Questions to Consider:
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