Do it because…

by Starla J. King on July 7, 2011

Cleaning out some files the other day, I found this note that a friend had sent me years ago.  Maybe you need to hear it as much as I did:

If nothing ever comes of all your creative endeavors… as far as outside validation… know that you are an amazing artist and others close to you share that belief…

Do it because you love it.  no other reason.

You have so much inside you… let that out to make room for more ‘stuff’ of life… you always release it in such magical and beautiful ways… no other reason than to deepen and beautify your insides… the rest will come or not but you will be fulfilled and satisfied…

Like you said before… when you try to force it… it will never come

Like connections between people…

Be with them (or the paper) just to enjoy the time together… relax with them… chat… let it be lighthearted, let it be intense and deep… let it rise and fall with your moods… just enjoy it.  If you have nothing to say to them… just be in silence with them…sometimes that can be just as powerful… there’s no rush…

Let. It. Be.

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rebecca p cohen July 7, 2011 at 6:02 pm

“When you try to force it…it will never come…. Let it be.”

Very, very helpful words and a great litmus for any task or endeavor. If it feels forced, it’s not the right time.


Starla J. King July 8, 2011 at 3:15 pm

YES, Rebecca… those words in particular are SO important, aren’t they? Forcing it might get some results, but it sure won’t give you the most inspired/impactful results… and it will NOT be any fun getting there!


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