But What Will the Others Think?

7 May

Express, Create!Is that the first thought that crosses your mind when you think about your written work? Have you been bugged by the concern for the appearance? When it comes to creativity, the very thought “What will they think!?” can be choking to say the least.

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There is a tendency with us humans; and it seems to be more common with the creative ones amongst us. We fear facing the world with our ideas. We worry that we are not good enough; that we are not creative enough; that we are not capable enough; that we are not qualified enough. The stifling thoughts come across to us as the dreaded whispers of words “You don’t suffice!”

You may be pursuing anything: art, crafting, business, the woo-woo, the new-agey, sport or anything at all. But when it comes to preoccupation with such thoughts, you can barely survive. I have seen genius minds pursuing their passions, but yet something holds them back: fear. I sometimes stumble at this thought, then:

“If we love what we do, and pursue it as a dream, how come fear gets a seat in our life’s shuttle? Because, as per that literature I read, fear has always been the opposite of love…”

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All of us have extra-ordinary gifts to share. Always. The exchange of energies leads to formation of synergies. By hiding behind the deep bushes in life’s foliage, you can never come to know what others will really think after all. You shall continue to avoid showing what you have to offer, and life slips by meanwhile. Don’t be that person in the hiding! If you have a beloved, secret piece of art, idea, invention, writing, thought—anything—bring it on and let them see. Don’t make up a public version of you before acknowledging your unquestionable real self. Someone out there might be waiting for that dash of inspiration or encouragement from your hidden, real work. Think about them.

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Think about what others will think once you give them a chance to think.

Express yourself.

Express, Create!

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11 Responses to “But What Will the Others Think?”

  1. Andrea Parker May 7, 2010 at 11:33 pm #

    Beauty is inspirational. I love your blog.

  2. thinkingtoohard13 May 8, 2010 at 12:32 am #

    I love this post. It rocks from on high. You go girl!

  3. Theresia Whitfield May 8, 2010 at 3:08 am #

    You have no idea how timely this message is for me right now! Indeed it is a struggle for us creative types. Perhaps it’s because most artsy-fartsy people are seeking approval and acceptance through their creative outlet, and that fear monger whispers these lies that we come to accept as truth. The good news is, “True love casts out all fear.”

    • Brown Eyed Mystic May 8, 2010 at 11:52 am #

      Theresia, I know, the artsy-fartsy are all the more cautious, ironically! Isn’t it them (or, I take the pleasure to say “us”) who should be more open with their artistic nuggets and have an attitude of “everyone-has-a-right-to-beauty” by sharing it.?

      Thanks for reading, I am glad it could help you!

      -BrownEyed

  4. jannatwrites May 10, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

    BrownEyed-

    Another good post! It felt like you were inside my head writing to me; I constantly wrestle with fear. Some days I win, some days I don’t. Tomorrow is a new day.

    • Brown Eyed Mystic May 10, 2010 at 4:17 pm #

      Hey Janna,

      Thanks! Just a correction here: You win on *all* days. Just that you don’t realize it. Yet. :)

      Love,
      BrownEyed

  5. dana May 30, 2010 at 10:39 am #

    Lovely, as always.
    -Dana

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