Create or Compete
Beyond Beyond ~ Discussion Five
|I have a story to tell about this shirt...when the words come...I'll write.|
The question was...Do we create or compete? My response was this:
"I didn't sleep well last night...worrying about some images I had selected to share in a postcard swap. There's a fine line in participating and competing and far more often than not, I find myself on the competing side of things. I think it's human to want recognition for what we put forth in the world, but when acknowledgment or a pat on the back becomes internalized as a need for acceptance or validation...our self-esteem suffers and our creativity suffers as well. This is where I find myself. I am trying to find my way, my place, my art. I can feel it within me, but my need for approval is getting in the way. I must begin to find myself on the creative side of the line...more often than not!"