Saturday, December 28, 2013

Being Original or Being Authentic?

In art we place great value on being original. The first to an idea or concept. Its like an Eureka race against the whole world of other artists. However being Authentic is where all the value really lies. By now ALL things under the sun have at least been toyed with. New ideas are really built on the blocks of old ones. Life is expansion. To be original or to be Authentic that is the question. Where does the happiness lie? If you spend your days driven to be be the newest most original artists on the block you may actually be driving yourself away from your Authentic Happiness. Being true to who you are and what really lives in your heart will lead to true bliss. Being unique for the sake of being unique may lead to you down a road of many uncomfortable and difficult experiences. Often what we think of as being Unique Like Lady Gaga is in fact Authentic creativity mixed with expansion on what has come before.  It time to see being original as not being first but being the most true to the creative spirit. Ideas do not spawn out of a black whole of nothing they are created by connected experiences and revisiting them in a way that’s true to the purpose of the creator. Big C to little c.