We are artists.
And here’s what that
We are always working on something, even if it isn’t ready yet. We are
driven by an ecstatic urgency to give rise to that which is new. We feel a deep
yearning inside to make our vision happen. We want to make things forever, but
not the exact same way forever.
We have ideas floating around like some weather
system inside our heads. We have the ability to take the most stupid of ideas
and turn them into a plan. We create a different world to express the way we
feel about this one. We chose to take our own creative urges more seriously
than our doubt.
We know how to attend unswervingly, moment by moment, to our
work and ourselves. We will destroy what we’ve created in order to move
forward. We commit to the creative life as an imperative as real as breathing.
We build a space to allow ourselves to grow creatively. We focus on giving
people our soul, not being good. We know the act of creation, not the creation
itself, is what gives life meaning. And we trust our intuition when it tells us
not to give up on things.
We are artists. Meaty bundles of frenetic
ideas stuffed into a cannon and shot through the particle accelerator known as
our hands and hearts.
It’s a beautiful job description, except for the fact
that it’s not a job.
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