We also fear that we are inadequate, and this generally comes as a result of comparison. Others might also lash out at us or our creative works, as a result of their own feelings of inadequacy.
If you are enough, and I am enough, then we have no need but to respect and admire who we are and what we do, respectively. There is no threat.
Finding ourselves, even the darkest parts, and still being able to truly know that we are enough is not only the key to a creative life, but to healing as well. The darkness does not grow lighter from our ignoring it, but from our ability to open our eyes to it, and let our vision adjust.
We must have the courage to confront our fears. And Create ANYWAY!
We must have the courage to put ourselves first at times, in order to allow creativity to flow. Not to mention, it will make us healthier and allow us to serve more and better in the long run.
We must have the courage to ignore the little voice in our head. You know the one. It’s not going away, but you can relegate it to the back seat. DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT, let it drive!
We must have the courage to be our authentic selves. It really is a mystery to me why this is so difficult for humans. That doesn’t mean I have it figured out. I struggle with it myself, still…and often. But I guess it goes back to that age old unanswered question…Why can’t we all just get along? Until we can, have courage!
We must have the courage to refuse to give up what we know to be true for our individual selves. Are you ready?