The beauty of acting and visual storytelling is that we get to hold up a mirror and reflect and explore the dramatic, the comedic, the thrilling and even the mundane experiences in everyday life.
The rejection you suffer, the humiliation, the bad reviews, the break ups, and the misconceptions totally suck! But here is the thing… all this crap adds to the rich tapestry of your emotional life; what was meant to hurt you, processed right can become a powerful artistic tool.
Your life is an artistic piece of clay and “the pain” is all part of the chiseling process.
Being broken down is humbling and uncomfortable, but it breaks through the thick layers of self protection that keep you emotionally locked up an “apparently safe.” It’s a difficult thing to be “simple”, throwing off layers of pride and judgment that get in the way of us empathizing with others.
If you are experiencing pain, discomfort or discouragement today stand firm, think not of the art you wish to create, instead look inside to the great work of art that is being created.