Blocked Artist Inside You

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BLOCKED ARTIST INSIDE YOU

The book"The Artist’s Way" keeps inspiring me again and again. -I couldn’t resist but to share a little exert from it with you---⠀

"BLOCKED ARTISTS ARE NOT LAZY. THEY ARE BLOCKED.⠀

-Being blocked and being lazy are two different things. The blocked artist typically expends a great deal of energy - just not visibly. The blocked artist spends energy on self-hatred, on regret, on grief, and on jealousy. The blocked artist spends energy on self-doubt.⠀

-The blocked artist does not know how to begin with baby steps. Instead, the blocked artist thinks in terms of great big scary impossible tasks: a novel, a feature film, a one-person show, an opera. When these large tasks are not accomplished, or even begun, the blocked artist calls that laziness.⠀

DO NOT CALL THE INABILITY TO START LAZINESS. CALL IT FEAR.⠀

-Fear is the true name for what ails the blocked artist. It may be fear of failure or fear of success. Most frequently, it is fear of abandonment."⠀

❓What is your postponed dream that you are afraid even to start? ✨Think about one baby step related to it that you can do TODAY. - Share it under this post.

Author: Iana Komarnytska
Photographer: Pedro Bonatto

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