...they see it as they are.
I struggled last week with what to write to the extent that I did not post at all and this week in some respects is no different. So many things have happened to me personally in this last week that I am looking around to find something other than my own personal experiences to draw from.
But then I remembered that for those of us that CREATE, our personal experiences color and perfume our work. And I have been saying this enough in previous posts so to not give a little more of myself then I would normally do seems somehow hypocritical. Of course I hope what I offer at any point in the evolution of this blog is the opposite of the title of this specific post.
However, the title IS the point of this post: most people see the world as they are, not how it is. Either because they are fearful of being criticised, rejected or worst of all, loved. I have known such fears recently and though I won't elaborate I will offer that those who were the catalysts for such fears in me were not the primary instigators. I was. I am the instigator of my own fears and those fears are what hinder me at times from moving forward as the creative catalyst I have coined myself as.
These fears don't mean I cannot contribute very well to the varied and exciting artistic work I am capable of or currently engaged in. And if anyone is fearful of my criticism, my 'teachable moments' as I call them or my love, whatever kind it may be, they are simply missing out and that is their loss, not mine.
But contributing and creating are two different things entirely, aren't they? If so then I want to ask and I am hoping for honest, forthright, heartfelt answers....how do we create rather than merely contribute? Are they different things in fact? And circling back to the title, how do we not create through eyes that only see the world one way...our way; and not how it is?
If we do draw from our own experiences, then how can we not create through those eyes ne lenses that at times only see the world as we each individually see it?
I have no answers. Just one question...