Saturday, November 14, 2009

Growth Is Not Automatic

During our physically developing years growth is a very automatic process normally. I remember going to family gatherings and if it had been a year or so since my relatives had seen me last they would say, "Oh my! Have you grown!" But other types of growth are not automatic. The decision or desire to grow as a person or to keep developing as an artist is a choice. It never felt like a choice to me because I was driven to do so, but it still was a choice non the less because I had the option not to keep pursuing it in the way I chose to pursue it.

Here is another video that I think will be a good supplement to my one the other day about self discovery and self expression. No matter what you want to do, you will be confronted with choices and decisions to make. As you recall in my last video, I spoke about the bravery needed to be yourself. This video will elaborate on the previous contemplation.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Self Contemplation: Building the Vehicle for Growth and Self Discovery

As many of you have figured out, I think it is important to think and contemplate what you want in life and in your art. Not as an end in it self, but to get clearer in your heart and mind what you are after and why you are doing what you are doing. This might not be important to some people. No problem. But to me and others it is a way of keeping on course as well as deepening and developing ourselves and having our art express that urge and need of continuing growth, which eventually becomes a matter of choice to pursue or not.

Fro those who are interested in expanding themselves, their self discovery and the connection-expression process, I offer this short video.