Embracing The Creative Life

When I was a teenager an older friend gave me a very helpful piece of advice.

He said, “You are a creative person and you may find that you don’t fit in mainstream culture. This can make you feel like there is something wrong with you, but really,  it’s just that you are creative.  You won’t necessarily be happy with the things that make other people  happy. It may not be easy but you”ll find your way.”

This was some of the best advice I have ever received.

A common thread among the creative people I know is passion; a passion that drives them to prioritize that which they are passionate about.

passion

Passion and creativity are not limited to music, crafts, art, etc.. The objects and objectives of passion are endless.

To follow passion one will make trade-offs.

Embracing the creative life

The creative, passionate person will not feel alive unless they are expressing creativity and passion.

With all this comes a need for balance.

And there will be surprises.

Embracing the surprises life brings

And I think I already said something about trade-offs.

It’s all part of the adventure.


“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundred of ways to kneel and kiss the ground”

-Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi



2 thoughts on “Embracing The Creative Life

  1. Doug Berch

    Thanks Lynn. Even though someone told me this a long time ago it still took years to “get” it. And it is still sometimes a work in progress!

  2. LynnH

    Amen. I never got that good advice. I had to learn it. I didn’t know I was an artist until I was about 33-34 years old. That’s TOO LONG!

    How I say it is…
    You can’t buy passion. When it finds you, grab it and run where it leads!

    I adore the Rumi quote. Have collected that one long before I read it here.

    Lynndy

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