What if ‘showing up’ isn’t just about the act but also about the beliefs and attitudes you bring with you? Can we cultivate a philosophy of showing up?
I must say that the situation I describe above about using a creative practice to score self-esteem points is one that (sadly) I relate to very strongly. Reminding myself that the art is about the art and not about my personal worth has helped though.
Can you think of any other beliefs and understandings you can bring with you when you show up for your creative work? Let me know in the comments. I’d really like to create a list.