“Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all.”
― Ray Bradbury
Once upon a time, I thought most of my creative work was pure crap.
I so longed to create something beautiful, to make something that I could share with others and that was marketable.
I looked at the work of other creatives in glossy magazines, and wished I could have what they were having: worldly success in expressing their creative voice.
The truth is, my work wasn’t pure crap. But my self-esteem was so low, that pretty much everything I made didn’t meet my perfectionistic standards. Or, I never let myself finish anything.
I felt lost in false starts and endless distractions.
Which led to more self-hatred, and self-destruction. A vicious cycle.
There’s no way I could find my unique, original creative voice from that place.
My own voice was already fully intact. I just couldn’t recognize it.
I couldn’t hear or see what was in front of me. The voice of the inner critic was so loud and overbearing.
Today’s Journal Prompts:
Self-consciousness had been my enemy when…
I’ve made self-consciousness an ally by…
I’m already artful in these ways…
I live creatively by…
For your creative journey…
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