By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness
“Whether or not you write well, write bravely” – Bill Stout
I came across this quote on the internet, and it really spoke to me. It reminded me that we aren’t here to be perfect at the things we do to bring the world into the light – we’re here to patiently develop them (and enjoy ourselves along the way) as we use them to help others.
Creative bravery doesn’t just apply to writing. Whatever it is we want to do in life, let’s get out there and do it without worrying that we won’t be good enough. We’ll get better than we ever expected if we keep at it, and then, we can really help people.
Too many of us worry about what other people think of us, and the people whose acceptance we seek are the very people we came here to help. We aren’t here for acceptance – we’re here to help everyone who’s willing to open up and listen to what we have to say, no matter how we say it.
We won’t be experts at something we try for the first time, and we have to develop our talent if we want it to go anywhere. We have to be willing to work hard in the face of all odds, and we have to embrace the pain and uncertainty that come with it.
Most importantly, we have to do it boldly.
We have to restore our faith and self-confidence, and our confidence will build as we keep practicing. Before we know it, we’ll have seriously surpassed our expectations and climbed to the next level in our creative development.
All it takes is enough confidence in ourselves to do what we love without worrying about what other people will think, and other people’s opinions will matter little when we’re in our flow and we’re having fun.
They might not appreciate our work, but we’ll know we had fun regardless and this alone is a reason to keep at it. Not to mention that, again, we’ll get better if we keep practicing, so the next time you don’t feel like you’re very good at your craft, you can take that as a reason to work even harder.
We should always take a break if we’re burnt out or our confidence is just too low, but sometimes, our depleted faith gives us more incentive to keep practicing in a constructive way (instead of a needlessly repetitive way) so we can get better.
Make no mistake – getting better is inevitable if we keep at it and keep trying hard, so we have every reason to passionately pursue the things that light our inner fire. We have every reason to act on the inspiration that wells up from within, and it should inspire us even more to realize that we can help others with our work.
It doesn’t really matter what we want to do in life or what skill we want to pick up – with the right amount of determination, we can use it to help others. As long as our niche doesn’t actually hurt other people, there’s no reason we can’t help them with it. And honestly, there’s no reason not to.
We live in a time when the awakened masses are being called to step up to the plate (with their higher consciousness intact) to inform, awaken and uplift the rest of the world. If you consider yourself conscious, you can pick up any craft and help someone with it in some way.
It might require you to expand your limitations or what you thought you could achieve, but anything is possible with an open mind and a willing spirit.
Challenging ourselves, expanding our limits and helping others in new, unique, inventive ways is entirely doable, and we just have to believe in ourselves and refuse to give in to the internal and external negativity we face on a daily basis.
We can do it, but we have to believe we can. We have to approach our work with a bold, confident attitude that allows us to expand or surpass our limits, and we’ll willingly embrace any challenges along the way because we’ll know that they help us grow.
It’s time to start our work, and it’ll require us to step out of our comfort zone and take on new experiences that introduce us to our own expanded capabilities. The time has come to use our dormant gifts to awaken the world, so let’s do just that as we continue along this path into the nameless, faceless enlightenment that’s calling us home.
I’m a twenty-one year old spiritual writer, blogger and channel for the creative expression of the inner universe, and I created The Culture of Awareness daily news site.
The Culture of Awareness features daily spiritual and alternative news, articles I’ve written, and more. Its purpose is to awaken and uplift by providing material about the fall of the planetary elite and a new paradigm of unity and spirituality.
I’ve contributed to a few different spiritual websites including The Master Shift, Waking Times, Golden Age of Gaia, Wake Up World and Expanded Consciousness. I can also be found on Facebook (Wes Annac and The Culture of Awareness) and Twitter, and I write a paid weekly newsletter that you can subscribe to for $11.11 a month here.
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