I've heard lately some things Anthony Hopkins has said, and they've struck a chord deep within me and my journey/process. It was good and useful to read the following:
We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It's a death trap.
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Yes, the mind can be a death trap, yet simultaneously full of beauty and offer possible escapes from the deathtrap—if only temporarily. Creativity is one of those escapes (with its own traps of ego and frustration). Therein lies a dilemma worth considering. Does it make you happy to create? Choose the path most joyful. Life and joy are precious commodities. Live as big as you can, express those secrets and desires and longings and aches in your body and mind. That might just make a first draft of something magnificent.
Enjoy and love your creative journey, love your strengths, accept your weaknesses, creative and personal, and carry on. Life is all we have and know. Hardly anybody actually cares THAT MUCH about what I'm creating (or ultimately anybody else, for that matter), so I have to keep trying to be myself. How about you? Be your creative self. People who have done more than I can ever dream of doing have been forgotten, and only died yesterday. Be free. Be free to screw up. Be free to take risks. Trust in the youth of your instincts. Love your kin and wider. Tae a deep breath and create.
Anthony Hopkins, for the record, is also an accomplished composer and a wild artist, or vice versa.