|"Don't ever lose heart" collage by Lani, textures by FlyPaper.|
She was talking about having spoken at a rave (yes, as in music event) and she was asked what can we do with the world being in the condition it's in. How do we keep from losing heart? She suggesting a 3 step process:
#1. Find the one thing that breaks your heart, that has always broken your heart. The desire to heal this broken heart will give you energy to continue in spite of all odds.
#2. Find the things that crack your heart open with respect and joy. This can be people, books, ideas, art, friendship... many things. These things will help you heal the broken heart.
#3. What are your skills, your gifts? They can be used to help heal the things that break your heart. Using them in acts of generosity towards alleviating the sorrows you find in the world.
Just three things. Very simple, very easy. And you will find yourself able to create a happy, meaningful artist's life.