It's Sunita here.
Our transformations require serious, demanding, and solitary work from us. It is lonely work most of the time. Painful, too. And, to top off the torturous nature of finding clarity and our truth, our efforts and hard work is not visible to others. Growth is not going to happen when we are 'out there'. It is all happening internally- invisible and unknown to others. And at times, frustratingly so to ourselves as well. The insights and peace that we are longing for do not appear instantly.
How are you doing?
What does one say in response to that question when one is riddled with this internal process?
To be on your hero’s journey, and then emerge to start the artist’s journey means that you are on it alone. So one must befriend this solitary work early on. So, I suggest you just shrug and say whatever comes to your mind when someone asks you how you are. Because this journey is sacredly private, until you grasp your truth.
Very few people will know what you are talking about if you choose to explain your turmoil to them. But the ones that do grasp what you are going through, and care enough for you to be a part of your messiness are worth their weight in gold. Hang on to them for your dear life because they are rare and special. They are your chosen tribe!
If you haven’t read Steven Pressfield’s book ‘The Artist’s Journey, I urge you to get it now. You will most likely read it over and over again, and find yourself in it, at different stages, and on many pages. Incredible insights on a process that is common to every creative persons journey!
Until next time,