I call a stinker/thinker our 1st saboteur…that noise of self judgement (which has become so loud, it seems to silence our Gentle Voice).
I love working with my hands to create. As such, I’m a Calligrapher, Soap & Candle maker and Alchemist. When I used to create poetic portraits in Calligraphy, I would need a dozen hands to count on my fingers how many times I went back to the draft board to start and finish a poetic portrait piece over (especially when creating for another). As a candle maker, I’ve remelted, restructured a candle over and over again, because I thought it could smell or look better. As an Alchemist, I’ve rewritten an aromatherapeutic recipe a dozen times, thinking it just wasn’t quite right. As a soapmaker, I’ve gone back to the formula, tweeking and tweeking and tweeking. Oh, I didn’t mention…most times the finale was going back to my original picture. 🙂
I understand and agree that there are times when redoing, revising, restructuring is necessary.
In my case, my stinker/thinker has been a perfectionist. I recently realize the stone hidden within the deep waters of the well in my thought was the idea…what I do is not good enough.
Know it, then – love it, face it, work on it, remove it (@ least go tell it to sit it’s tale down someplace and be quiet) 🙂
What is your stinker/thinker? TAPN2U, in…lifelightlove*anita