The art of forgetting skills and technique.

People don’t just write amazing stuff out of nowhere.

They don’t wake up in the morning and suddenly know how to perfectly do what makes them stand out.

The biggest part of becoming really good at something is the thing that most people dread very much: doing it all the time, until you don’t have to think about it anymore.

But there really are no shortcuts.

Mind has got your back in this, for sure, but you have to be prepared to become the tool for divine creation.

And that means unlearning as much as learning.

Now for the unlearning part: consider why kids are so endlessly creative.

They’re not interested in results.

They don’t compare what they do with others.

They don’t feel the need to impress anybody.

They are not distracted by limits.

Because they simply haven’t learned all the RULES yet.

Unlike us, the grownups who know so much, they’re not obsessed with what other people might think or what is even ultimately possible (which is only restricted by our personal ideas).

Kids show up with missing teeth, dance like crazy little animals, and smile and sing their way through every phase of creation.

They’re totally IN it.

So the unlearning part is where you shed all the ideas that make adults cramp up.

Now for the learning part.

There are most certainly skills to be honed and there is definitely a need for techniques to be mastered, at least to a certain extend.

But it’s not just technique that makes you interesting: it’s using it in order to share your unique voice, even to where technique doesn’t seem to be there anymore.

Every year many people enter numerous talent shows and show off their well-trained singing technique, without really touching a single heart.

It’s only when we transcend technique and skills, that our creations become really interesting and captivating.

Learning to do something is the first part: the second is forgetting how you do it, so you can lose yourself in creation again.