Sunday, April 5, 2009

humility

Neighbors,

I was encouraged by my spirit to have more humility. I don't think of myself as a prideful person. But sometimes the hope of recognition overcomes my thought life, which is dangerous. Moreover, humility is often the cure for that monstrous, masochistic self-criticism that mires us when we aren't living up to our own expectations.

Humility is a clear knowledge of who you are, what you are capable of doing, what you are supposed to do.

So, approach your art with humility today. If necessary, bow to your easel, your drafting table, your notebook, your instruments, your stage. Acknowledge that you—with all your spirit, your skills, your talent—are only one link in an infinite chain, strung from the beginning of the universe to this: your painting, your poem, your song.

Okay.

3 comments:

jamie said...

merci

joana Smith said...

yes,
I was thinking about something like this the other day when I was walking...You can do nothing on your own, so don't even try!

The Spirit is here, and the Spirit, is fine*

selene said...

:) well exposed