"Look, I don't know what's hidden within you. I have no way of knowing such a thing. You yourself may barely know, although I suspect you've caught glimpses. I don't know your capacities, your aspirations, your longings, your secret talents. But surely something wonderful is sheltered inside you. I say this with all confidence, because I happen to believe we are all walking repositories of buried treasure. I believe this one of the oldest and most generous tricks the universe plays on us human beings, both for its own amusement and for ours: The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them.
The hunt to uncover those jewels - that's creative living.
The courage to go on that hunt in the first place - that's what separates a mundane existence from a more enchanted one." - Elizabeth Gilbert
I often ask people, 'Why do you create and how do you express yourself creatively?' I love this question because creativity is so personal and our art is a glimpse into our pursuit to uncover the jewel inside us.
I asked my friend Brandon about creativity and this quote made me think of something he said - "The universe is made up of vibrations and for different people, those vibrations resonate."
What he said is so true. There is a vibration in the universe for each of us; it's just a matter of discovery. There is a lot of anxiety involved with finding a passion and knowing what you want to do with your life. I think a lot of people my age can relate to that. I definitely can. I think tapping into our vibration is a creative revelation. There are moments of inspiration that spark in each of us. A lot of it is timing, courage and having an open mind to new experiences. Once that sparks takes shape in your mind, don't let it go. It will keep you up at night. It will be all you think about. Seize the opportunity and don't let fear hold you back. It could be your vibration calling you closer.
enotti's Coffee Stop / Venice, CA