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searching and creating your creative path

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painting is a series of experiments and the response to it, you do it to become more conscious. – Painting is a spiritual practice –

The time here in France is like a real break out of all the old boundaries. I do not expect, that they will be all gone when I am back home, but I have the hope and somehow also the confidence that I can slowly overcome them. This experience shows me more and more, that the boundaries are self made, created by my own anxiety, my own self limitation and by the deadly habit of criticizing myself.

Letting the inner Damon go on and on about our not being worthy, not being god enough, not being talented, clever, smart or something enough makes us small and the wall of boundaries higher.
It is quite interesting, that there is a seemingly common sense, that art as a profession is not what one is allowed to do, let alone being successful by doing art on a professional level… “Weekend art” is what is not only tolerated by the society, but also sold to us as the smart way to go.

Crazy to think what our world would look like if all the other artists before us would not have overcome theses boundaries.
Imagine a world without music, paintings, movies, books…

On our tour through the country, visiting Berry at his most amazing French cottage, he read us the following note, he had found somewhere in a book:

The artists commitment,
I promise to always remember my power, love and intelligence as an artist and the vital role that artists have played in every culture and time. I will never again invalidate any artist, including myself or any work of art, but rather allow myself with all artists to end our (…) oppression and enthusiastically encourage the creativity of every human.

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the courage to do what you love to do – part 2

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? ”                –   Marianne Williamson

It takes so much curragh to end or even only interrupt one’s  pass, to take the next exit, to disembark the fast moving train. But we never know what we will find there if we do not go and figure it out. At the end, you can go back to the fast moving highway or speed train, what’s wrong with taking a break to see what live can become when you start trusting your own abilities ?

Don’t get fooled by the ones who will tell you that you will regret …

the curragh to do what you love to do

I can’t remember when I first listen to Elizabeth Gilbert’s talk on nurturing creativity, but today  I remembered it again and had to listening to it once more.

It touched me again as it did the first time – nothing left to say but thanks for the divine which mad me find this talk in the first place…

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/elizabeth_gilbert_on_genius.html