Didn't feel satisfied after, why write-I, had a feeling i need to say some more....!
One thing which needs little light here is: for me its writing, for you it could be singing, dancing, designing, painting, cooking, whatever; anything which gives you peace, which gives you joy and which gives you satisfaction. It could be one thing or set of things: like for me its listening to Ram katha, travelling along with it and writing.
Master has said : " certificate from others can't be our true identity. The one who loves us will exaggerate praises and who has enmity towards us will speak not in a very favorable manner. Our true identity is what our inner-self, our conscience says !
So don't bother about these frivolous certificates (read, what others say) ;
Be what you are and what you want to be .....just keep one thing in mind. Whatever you do, do it with love, with all your heart. Coz' love will make it come alive, will give it soul.
Read a beautiful letter written by an artist to another artist friend, a must read for all those creative people taking their baby steps on the path, this is for all of us-
"..... Just stop thinking, worrying, looking over your shoulder wondering, doubting, fearing, hurting, hoping for some easy way out, struggling, grasping,…Stop it and just DO!…Don’t worry about cool, make your own uncool. Make your own, your own world. If you fear, make it work for you – draw & paint your fear and anxiety…You must practice being stupid, dumb, unthinking, empty. Then you will be able to DO!…Try to do some BAD work – the worst you can think of and see what happens but mainly relax and let everything go to hell – you are not responsible for the world – you are only responsible for your work – so DO IT. And don’t think that your work has to conform to any preconceived form, idea or flavor. It can be anything you want it to be…when you work or before your work you have to empty you [sic] mind and concentrate on what you are doing. After you do something it is done and that’s that. After a while you can see some are better than others but also you can see what direction you are going. I’m sure you know all that. You also must know that you don’t have to justify your work – not even to yourself. "
:(excerpted from a letter from Sol Lewitt to Eva Hesse)