Tuesday, July 14, 2015

LETTING GO TO FIND YOUR ARTIST'S PURPOSE


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MaryAnn

LETTING GO

Sometimes we hold on too tightly and defeat ourselves before we even start. This is especially true for a creative person and we are all creative in one way or another. In striving to write or paint, decorate or dance, cook or garden, we become perfectionists, editors, and critics of our own work. This can often immobilize us so that we no longer even try to pursue our passions.

We need to let go of the unnecessary parts of life so that we can get to the valuable important things that give our lives purpose.

I love the following poem and have shared it often:

SHE LET GO . . . without a thought or a word, she let go.

She let go of the fear.

She let go of the judgments.

She let go of the opinions swarming around her head.

She let go of the committee of indecision within her.

She let go of all the “right” reasons.  Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.

She didn’t ask for advice.  She didn’t read a book on how to let go.  She just let go.

She let go of all the memories that held her back.

She let go of all the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.

She let go of all the planning and all the calculation, about how to do it just right.

In the space of letting go, she let it all be.  A smile came over her face.  A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and moon shone forever more.

Written by Ernest Holmes (1887 – 1960)

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