we can dare to got for it, going through the motions the best we know how — always adapting, quietly course correcting, letting the doubters doubt — trying different iterations and variations of the vision as we go through life, honing our skills and our art… it stands there, the ultimate end, informing all decisions, and we trust implicitly our aspiration, living purposefully and deliberately in all we do….
what is it that won’t let you sleep at night? what is it that gnaws at the back of your mind? what is it that angers, frustrates or disheartens you?
none of that is the issue. that’s all noise, programs, the ideas of other people, the seeds of cultural norms and expectations… but none of it is your own voice….
“Your job is your side project.” a good perspective.
it’s a fairly common and repeating theme as we delve time and again into the creative life – or whatever we’re building, aspiring and moving toward – while we expend countless hours and energetic resources working a job to maintain a semblance of support for ourselves…and very likely a family….
the uphill battle is only ever our own figurative mountain. the dreams and aspirations that uncloak in childhood are closest to our hearts because life has yet to “get in the way”… indeed….
there is a vast web of constrictions we’ve learned to live with in the Western world, and most of them are quite cleverly masked. by the time we’ve reached adulthood, many of us have all but forgotten our childhood dreams, and live in a mostly functional, yet desperately quiet existence….