For several weeks, my journal writing went mute. The silence was rooted in a couple of pressures I often experience as a writer. In this case, there was pressure to decode the lessons I learned and decide which would be the most noteworthy. This mind paralysis was a polarity of wanting to produce quality work, while also pushing my performance beyond places I have yet to discover.
This tug-of-war to discern what the mind wants to say and what the heart needs to say, is a phenomenon we all experience. Ultimately, I let my heart speak, while my mind does the recording. Together, they are able to achieve a more authentic performance.
Fortunately, my journal writing experience required I descend from head to heart once again to find balance. Happy balancing the mind & heart!