As creatives, we are not only aware of our desires to express our feelings and ideas, but also the bridge between dreams and action. Beneath that bridge is the conundrum of our anxiety, the doubt in our abilities, and the fear that those doubts are so unique, we are incapable, unlike any one else, to get creative.
And it is important to remember we are all creative in some way, even if it is difficult for some compared to others. But the ability is still there. We are more alike than unalike in the things that matter. That realization is just buried under years of doubtful patterns and wounded pride.
For most of us, we see creativity as a radical thought. We worry and fear the idea that our visions and mental imagery are either too arrogant, egotistical, or childish to be worthy of being worked with. The reality could not be further from the truth.
We have to acknowledge that the reverse is true. That we are arrogant to assume ourselves incapable compared to anyone else. That our pride and ego is getting in the way of our thought processes because we don't want to look " Like Fools " when the truly foolish thing is to not try at all. That our true childish behavior is refusing to take part in an experience I can only describe as emotionally transcending our own barriers, on the premise that we embarrass ourselves in front of...someone.
It's important to understand the play is the thing. It's the whole thing. Every day that we are at it, everywhere we go, anyone we talk with or any work we do. It's all a thing of play in some form or another, even if some of it is not so enjoyable.
So it's vital then to have fun in the things of play you DO have control over, that IS yours and only yours. I want you to stop making excuses, stop letting your doubts be your answer. No more worries about money, no more talk about doubt you will be recognized or popularized. No more reaching goals or looking for the utility of this. Just have FUN playing with shapes.
I know you can do it, that's not a suggestion, it's a truth. I just need you to make the truth stick.
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16 Aug 2019 16:24 CEST
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