Art is about sharing. Being an artist is about sharing your soul and heart through your work, be it writing, singing, dancing, painting, sculpting, etc.
For many many times, this doesn’t come about easily because there is always the fear of being judged, and I’ve experienced it too, especially when I first started out as a writer. Back then, at that early stage of mine in 2007, I wasn’t very confident in my writing skills, and I’d doubt myself even more whenever I read negative reviews about my books. But one thing was certain for me and I had it crystal clear before my eyes:
I loved to write.
That`s all I had in my pocket. That love for creating stories, for writing, for discovering page after page what lies within me by following the thread of the story that I was writing.
When I decided that from that point onward my focus will be purely on the pleasure of writing – that`s when the game changed for me because I had appointed myself as the authority and stopped seeking the validation I wanted from other people.
In truth, I only wanted that validation to prove to myself that indeed MY writing is valuable and so I definitely should keep writing.
I’m so grateful I had the awareness to see the trap of my ego and don’t allow myself to fall into it.
💜 I decided then that writing is my God-given mission in this world.
💜 I decided that it`s my biggest love and passion and the reason why I’m here.
💜 And most importantly, I decided that indeed my writing MATTERS and I started thinking and behaving accordingly.
No more was I a slave to limiting beliefs.
Or to lack of self-belief.
Or victimhood thinking that my writing must be weak or something must be wrong with it since people don’t like it.
None of that.
Looking back now, it surprises me how was it even possible for me to think that way about myself but that`s just life, it takes you through these stages meant for you to grow and grow and remember who you are:
A divine, beautiful, perfect child of God that deserves the best. 💜
I’m so proud of myself for having chosen me then and for having stepped into my power that gave me access to the new energy, which is still present today:
If you like how I write, that’s fine. If you don’t, that`s fine too.
I didn’t come into this world to please everybody.
I came into this world to write, to share the richness of my heart and mind through writing and storytelling, and whoever resonates with it is more than welcome to step into my world and writing universe. 💜💜
They say one`s duty is to be of service to others. Absolutely true.
Just make sure that before anything else, you choose yourself, you acknowledge the powerful and exquisite being that you are and also, you make it a done deal that without you, this world would miss out on something truly unique, enriching and spectacular. This is the truth.
Will you (finally) accept this truth?