I think creative blocks come from people’s life journeys. If you don’t know who you are or what you’re about or what you believe in it’s really pretty impossible to be creative, so I think a lot of times when people have “creative blocks” and I know my share of friends do as well if they’re at just some stuck point.
They’re not sure what to do with their lives or their writing or their photography or their filmmaking or whatever it is that they’re doing. I think the best advice is you have to change your life up completely, to go on a trip, to go spend a year being of service. Be willing to take some major drastic action to get you out of your comfort zone and go inside, not outside.
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Our society is all about focusing on the externals. These people like me, I’m successful because of these people, they view me as being good and we need to take that vision and instead of expanding it outwards we need to look inside ourselves.
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