Driving Nowhere Fast

There comes a time in everyone's life where they question their path, the many choices made that have put them where they are at that point in time. For some, it might happen when they turn 30, 40 or 50; those monumental points of reflection where one looks to measure their levels of happiness and success. For others, it might happen once a year, once a month, or even once a day. As an artist, I think it is our inherent nature to question ourselves. The problem with art is that it is completely objective... or subjective... and it must be compared to other art to define it, to understand it, to value it... It is that comparison that can be the evil of our creativity, because we begin to look at others when we should be looking within. The best art is created with the intention of creating it for the sake of expression, for the artist alone. Not for the sake of what others will think of it or what is expected or who will buy it.

Sometimes, it feels like I am driving nowhere, fast. I ask, what is my ultimate goal? Do I want recognition? Do I want financial success? Do I want to change the industry? As humans, we tend to over-think and over-analyze everything, when really, it so much more simple. It is about moments of joy. Shared with others or by yourself. Moments of connectivity. Moments of emotion, of fear and love. It is feeling that you are doing what you are supposed to be doing at that very moment in time... for the simple reason that you are doing it. I believe that we are all doing what we are supposed to be doing. We have chosen the partner we are with based on what we need to learn from them. We are choosing our experiences and challenges so that we can overcome obstacles and blocks within us. Times of challenges and pain and fear always translate into times of growth and learning. So really, when it feels like you might be straying from your path, look at it as if the "straying" is actually part of your path. Stay true to your path. Stay true to you.

I'm sure everyone can relate to this video on some level...