40 – Guardians In Your Mind

In My Happy Hats Gallery on November 23, 2012 at 8:20 pm

In Your Mind

I took a class in creative writing about 3 years ago.  The first of its kind I had ever taken.  I was blown away.  I so absolutely loved it.  There was a point in the class where the professor spoke about the guardians in our minds.  They hold ideas back because they’re not good enough, perfect enough, bright enough, intelligent enough.  The guardians stand at the doors of the mind stepping on every single idea that dares to attempt going out into the world.  I had not until that day realized that the voices of these guardians are separate from me. They are echoes of my interpretation of other people’s judgements, dissatisfaction, sadness and fears.  Those voices were not mine although they clung to me fiercely.  That class was for me a first step in separating myself from those whispers.

This was not a fun piece to work on.  My mood was somber throughout the whole process.  And it’s done.  At the beginning of the year this idea would not have survived the onslaught of the guardians.  It would not have made it out. Progress.

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