I confess, I have lots of questions. I even surprise myself sometimes by my questioning of the status quo. There lies within a higher self that challenges me (the me who wants to belong and fit in).
You know that higher voice—the “mother hen” in your head that asks you if everyone is diving off the cliff does that mean you’re going to do it too?!?
Not wishing to stand out (being different can be both wonderful and horrifying at the same time!) one tries to do the status quo thing. And yet there lies within a true North that pulls so strong it will not allow for doing what has been done before! To take the safer, known route.
Creative folks get this. And let’s face it—we are all, to a person, creative.
This higher self is what creates the unrest. It’s like having an internal compass that won’t allow for getting too comfortable.
I’m guessing a good portion of this stems from our awareness. An innate knowledge of the incredulous gift arriving on the breath of each new day. That awareness carries within it responsibility. If we have this gift, how can we become complacent, settle for this will do, a folding of the hands and withdrawal from doing?
And by this ‘gift’, I’m not only referring to your creative gifts, but the the larger gift from which it arises. Your very life. The knowing that the days matter, even when they don’t appear to.
Even when we can’t see it from where we are standing.
It’s a tremendous gift this life we have.
Realize that the dissatisfaction is there for a great reason.
Without it nothing magical would ever be accomplished.
P.S. I once knew a lady who was closing her art gallery because she had become dissatisfied with the retail side of it. She was wanting to spend more time traveling to places like Europe. The gallery was one she had owned for 6 years and I had stopped by to see about getting my work shown there. She apologized but said she was ready to move on and do something else.
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