Because of anxiety I tend to hold my body in a certain way, as if protecting myself. I do things to deal with my anxiety, but I also need to do something for my body to let out the tension that anxiety creates in my muscles. This self-care is essential in cultivating patience and loving-kindness which helps to lessen my overall anxiety.
Taking a moments pause seems unlikely. I’m too busy! What was I thinking? But then another thought pops into my head: how nice would it be to take a little break from my busy mind and enjoy peaceful silence?
The act of being creative is not to show who you are, but to ask the question “who am I?” The outcome of our creativity will always be a bit messy, and it is beautiful because of that.