Tuesday, October 30, 2007

How to get over yourself

Whatever kind of art you create, remember this:

That art was created by something much bigger than you.

Call it God. Call it The Muse. The Higher Powers. The Spirit. Whatever.

It’s not you.

WHICH MEANS: every artist, at some point, needs to redefine her role.

Because sure -- you’re an artist. A painter, songwriter, craftsman or a writer.

But think about what you’re REALLY doing when you get into that beautiful state of artistic flow:

You’re obeying.
You’re listening.
You’re making notes.
You’re taking dictation.
You’re awaiting guidance.
You’re letting what wants to be created create itself.

It’s not you.

And once you can recognize that, you’ll not only get over yourself, you’ll GET set free.

That’s when your best work will come to the surface.

How did you get over yourself?

Share your experience here!

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Scott Ginsberg
That Guy with the Nametag

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