When we think about the most amazing things that have happened in our lives. Then we think about the amazing adventures yet to happen. We think of the laughs. We do not think of the horrid things we had to endure.
So as an artist, whether you are a writer, painter, photographer, or a singer your struggle when growing into whom you have become. Is you. It is as much who you are as anything else in your life and to neglect that aspect of yourself is as much a crime as anything else. In your work you must embrace your struggle as your will to conquer your art.
To say that your work is your art is wrong. Your work is a byproduct of yourself. Your work is a byproduct of your struggle. Your work is a byproduct of your growth.
So at moments of doubt as brief as they may be. Embrace your struggle towards the journey of yourself and path in which you must take will have been made clear to you as light as day.
At moments of panic as brief as they may be. Embrace yourself and remember who you are and how far you have come.
At moments of despair as brief as they may be embrace your struggle toward truth and enlightenment and you will remember the reason you have no reason to despite.
You can change the world and spark enlightenment in others however first you must allow yourself you remember how you sparked those ideas on your self.
The study of self is more important than any study in any field, simply for the reason that it is a study of your perspective of the world. Without it you are a blind person who only sees what they want to. Without it you are a deaf person who only hears what they want to. Without it you are a mute who only says what others expect of you.
So as an artist think of your ethics, and your methodology. Be closer with the perspectives that inspire you.
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