W is for Why? Why starting with finding and living from your 'why?' creates meaning, value, and is vital for sustaining any creative project!
W is for Why?
Why starting with finding and living from your 'why?' creates meaning, value, and is vital for sustaining any creative project!
The idea of 'meaning making' is something I came across about a decade ago upon reading the creativity coach (and whom I trained with), Eric Maisel's 'The Van Gogh Blues: The creative person's path through depression'. (Link to this amazing book below :-))
Many of us creatives may find ourselves, at some point during our creative lives, traversing through what is known as 'the dark night of the soul'. Maisel refers to this place as a meaning making crisis! For him, all creatives need to refine and become clear as to what is the meaning behind our lives, from the times we are creating art, through the ordinary moments, and as a greater whole!
For me, this question of 'Why?' is a fundamental one to ask of ourselves before undertaking any new project, business, or body of work. It is aligned essentially with our intention, the reason we are pursuing what we desire to do. In fact our 'why?' serves as the fuel behind our creativity. It is the force, the motor, and the drive.
Becoming clear in our 'why?' can assist us in navigating our creative path, particularly when times get challenging, overwhelming, or when doubt, fear and judgement kick in. Which they will! Repeatedly!
Our 'why?' will sustain us and give us an unshakeable, strong, vibrant and honest place to continue on our path. You may have come across Simon Sinek's TED talk 'start with why'. He may have been the first to bring this idea to the forefront of many peoples minds, especially in the arena of business. This talk explains the reasoning behing 'why?' beautifully.
Finding your 'why?' is the first step in creating a life of joy, ease, wonder, authenticity, integrity, and clarity.
Let me know what you thought of this video, and leave any comments on any discoveries you have made about a) What has been the fuel for your life so far?, and b) Can you identify what is your 'why?' behind what you desire?
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In service, as always, to your ceative freedom xxx
Heidi Hinda Chadwick
Creativity. Sexuality. Life. Art. Soul. Love.