[box options] You’re reading creative passion love (or hate) letters from yourself, to yourself. You wrote what you are about to read. You wrote it with your life.
If this is your first visit, start here with Day 1.[/box]
Before we jump into today’s letter of your creativity rehab bootcamp, here’s what you’ve written about thus far…
Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 were all about getting yourself to feel again. You might’ve felt angry or frustrated at first. But mostly you felt empowered after you wrote this. You realized you’ve abandoned your creativity.
Passion begets passion.
In Day 4 you identified the four surrogates that make you think you’re living, feeling and creating. But they’re masqueraders.
Ahhhh… and here we are at Day 6. How do you feel tackling these demons?
Empowered? Furious? Frustrated?
On this path you’re on, it’s just good to be feeling. For so long you felt nothing but confusion and ambiguity.
In a world of numb, artists make us feel.
At least you’re feeling again.
At least you’re angry or inspired or fill in the blank .
At the very least, feel something.
The Second Surrogate
Your creative passion is real, it’s true and it’s powerful.
It carries with it the energy, zeal and fire to inspire you to never quit. It’s a never ending supply of inspiraiton and gut-driven tenacity to keep working.
To keep experimenting.
To keep making mistakes.
To ultimately find some gems among among the work.
Then lust makes an appearance.
I’m not talking about sex.
I’m not talking about porn.
I’m talking about a relationship to your creative passion that is not sustainable.
Lust: Faux Creative Passion
Remember your first date with your creativity? With your artist? With the last idea you had?
It went like this…
- You cherished the time.
- You weren’t in a rush.
- You focused on your artist, not yourself.
- You held hands and got to know each other.
- Time stood still.
And lust is the exact opposite. It’s a temp worker in a full-time position.
Lust begs you to rush instead of relating.
Lust uses your artist strictly for money and power.
Lust overpowers your artist and creates an environment of fear, intimidation and insecurity.
There is no cure for lust.
It must be killed.
And the only way to kill it is to love.
Lust dies where love lives.
When love rules your creativity…
- Freedom replaces fear.
- Respect trumps insecurity.
- Joy supersedes shame.
When true love and passion for your creativity drown the surrogate of lust, your relationship with your creativity is sustainable. It will last.
And it’s a lovely relationship.
Question: How’s your relationship with your artist and your creativity going?
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