Friday, March 20, 2009
I love Google for many reasons. One of my favorites is to see the different logos that Google marks for certain events. I just loved this one this morning to announce Spring. Spring represents renewal and transformation for me.
As creatives, a key requirement for us to get to the next level is going through the fire (Ever hear the phrase, trial by fire?)- fire usually represents itself in the form of challenges, failures, mistakes, etc. - the good news is that we are so refreshed and stronger when we come out the other side.
I used to have fears about doing things for my acting career. My fear in acting has been - I have to audition perfectly or the casting director, producer, director, etc. won't like me and if they don't like me, they won't hire me. Then, I read a very important quote one day: "To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong". We all have fears as creatives, but we need to let go of our fears and concentrate on our art.
As creatives, we are on a journey, we will have good days and not so good days. We can't worry about past mistakes or be anxious about the future - we have to just BE. Surrendering and releasing our fears will transform and renew us. It is a cycle: we are on our path, we stumble, we get back up, we are stronger, we move on. It's a beautiful path we are on. And each one of is beautiful.
What is your favorite thing about Spring? What was your trial by fire this week and how did you transform yourself?