For an Artist the most important thing is to detach themselves from the outside world and other peoples’ opinions, so that the artist could create based on the feelings that freely flow through within him/her.
That’s not an easy thing to do though, especially when within time we get to know more and more people (some become more special and some less), but the most amazing wonder is when every time you create, you allow yourself to go into that space of divine wisdom, divine joy, divine sparkle that resides within you and take a little bit of it spreading it all around and giving yourself a permission to be vulnerable. To open your heart through creation is one of the greatest gifts the artist could give to the receiver.
I have seen how the fear of judgement and criticism stopped many good artists from creating or publishing their works. So one day I promised to myself to overcome that fear that arises within me every time I get inspired to open my heart and be vulnerable. That’s then I also understood that my strength resided in my vulnerability. And so I do it over and over again – I overcome this fear on the spot and then I create. I must say, whenever I shut down my mind from the outer world and go with the flow, results are astounding.
Of course, criticism will come and everyone will take your ideas, your feelings, your insights differently, however what is the most important is how You take it, how You view it and what it means to You. The rest is not important.
I appreciate this quote by Kenneth Tynan: “A critic is a man who knows the way but can’t drive the car”.
The critic’s favourite job is what they do best – criticise (that could be positive and negative). Some of them make it their profession and are paid for doing it. They put their heart into their work, considering it to be their job to be ‘true’ to other people. But who is really True – the one who creates or the one who criticises? I say it’s the creator, whose art speaks for itself, regardless of other’s judgements. It is the easiest thing in the world to criticise and bend the truth but the creator always tells the truth.
However, I am not here to criticise my critics. I sincerely want to thank them for all their hard work criticising me and my work, because it makes me more determined to succeed. So, you see, we need critics and we have good reason to be thankful to them. Critics love using the word No, but I do not accept that; it literally sets me on fire. I am a great believer that nothing is impossible and I don’t take no for an answer. I will not give up on anything, until I have tried every possible way to achieve my dream. I know that where there’s a will – there’s a way.
Eleanor Roosevelt put it straight, “Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do and damned if you don’t”.
I am a writer/ independent journalist, and it took me quite some time to overcome my fear and doubt of my worthiness, but once I have done it, I did it once and for all. Now I have no fear, no doubt and no hesitation.
No matter who you are or where you come from, I love you and thank you for giving me your time and consideration.
THE ART OF CREATING IS – TO LET GO…
Now… Let’s create!
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