If we are willing to put our creative work out there – into the world in some way – it will be judged and ranked.
What if our book doesn’t make it to a bestseller list, our painting is not accepted by a gallery, our blog doesn’t show up on a Google page one, or our movie doesn’t get invited to a film festival?
One consequence is we may feel deflated, and question our worth as a creator.
Elaine Aron declares that “low self-esteem is about power and influence, the result of rank. Like other social animals, we constantly rank ourselves among others–competing and comparing.”
That sort of ranking may be true for anyone who is creating, but the emotional impact can be particularly intense for highly sensitive people.
In her new book, Tama Kieves writes,
“As a creative individual, visionary leader, independent thinker, soul-healer, or entrepreneur, it’s your birthright to utilize other talents, insights, resources, and innate strategies. You are not made to fit into the world, make it in the world, but to remake the world, heal the world, and illuminate new choices and sensibilities.”
Continued: Trusting Your Creative Self.
Article publié pour la première fois le 12/06/2015