R U OUT OF YOUR MIND? (read time 1:13)
I think artists & entrepreneurs are better equipped to endure the beast of the mind, simply because A&E’s live in a continuous world of uncertainty, and “doubt” is embedded in their DNA. I learned early as an artist, later as an entrepreneur that hanging out between my ears was not only detrimental to my art and threatening to my business, it also clouded my thinking, stunted my career growth, stalled my decisions, and thwarted my best ideas & intentions. Fortunately, I survived the showbiz gauntlet and ultimately succeeded in manifesting success on my own terms. However, the truth is, I was saved by books, seminars, workshops, yoga, a few true gurus, a busload of swamis & sages, and 28-years of continuous daily meditation. Hanging out in India didn’t hurt either. Hopefully YOU don’t have to walk barefoot across hot coals to come to the realization that the true goal in life (or your creative career) is to be totally OUT OF YOUR MIND!
In Your Mind: The relentless critic restlessly dwells
In Your Mind: A distracting mumbo-jumbo of gossip & hearsay
In Your Mind: Fear & Resistance
In Your Mind: Limited Answers
Swami Muktananda once said:
While others wrestle with their doubting mind and struggle to maintain certainty, the pro artist and committed entrepreneur silence the chattering beast by getting lost in the work at hand; creating awesome music, writing & directing inspiring films, inventing remarkable products, and providing exceptional services that benefit everyone. Always ready to embrace the uncertainty of their next offering, pro A&E’s are forever willing to work as independents and live as free-spirited outliers, who are totally “out of their mind!”
Wow! Great to find a post kconknig my socks off!
|Posted By B. Down|
| Great reminder! |
It's definitely difficult to get out of one's mind and focus on the action, so thank you for the reminder. Perhaps the overpriced shoe company said it best: "Just Do It."
|Posted By joe|
| out of my mind.. |
what's great is, i don't have to feel guilty anymore about being out of my mind.. have been since the late 60s when we tuned in and dropped out if you'll pardon the expression.. a tripped out musician is what i always was but had guilty feeling moments for not belonging to the mainstream or fullfilling mom's dreams (a doctor of course!).. just belonging to the blues and jazz scene with all the other stuff in between.. but now i know truly what you mean.. this is the best confirmation i've ever seen.. thank you for telling me to tell me that i can be me.. cause that's what I really want to be.. :-)
|Posted By Natalie Aley|
| Great ideas |
I love reading your blog. I am a singer with an emerging not fully fledged project I really believe in. And your last article is exactly what I was wondering about but couldn`t find the right words to explain it to myself. Feel grateful ;)
|Posted By Patti Spadaro|
| Thank you |
Thanks for another great post! I've got 3 entirely different gigs with 3 different bands this weekend, I'm buying a yoga studio next week (which is a really big deal for me), I love Swami Muktananda, and I'm fighting a head cold thats been keeping me laying around and in my head for a couple days. Some times I feel like an outsider... like most folks just don't get it. Thank you for the encouragement to be out of my mind. There is so much freedom there! I really enjoy your posts, they provide inspiration and motivation. Keep 'em coming please.
|Posted By Michael May|
| Thanks! |
Thanks for that! Never heard it explained that way. Please add me to your list!
|Posted By Tim|
| This |
I thought you'd written "daily medication"! :)
|Posted By harvey sid fisher|
| This reminds me |
I wrote a song called: (one of us has to be) OUT OF MY MIND You can see it on Youtube/astrologysongs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBxDRFtnGUc
|Posted By Tarjei A Heggernes|
| Hey, thanks! |
|Posted By Rachel|
| Impossibility sits while faith moves... |
Thanks Michael! The little nasties in my head get blocked out with faith...an action word... Have an awesome day!! Facing the impossible..shield handy...:-) Rachel
|Posted By mark grove|
I'm actually guilty of spending too much time between my ears. Better get to creating my information products for musicians and offering physical products such as stomp boxes and amps. Thanks again Mike
|Posted By Robert Sprayberry|
| thank you |
Every single thing you write always nails the truth about writing and creating and trying to survive this thing called creativity which at times seems like some affliction of the soul or malady. You always lighten my spirit and make me realize the different ruts I often create for myself. Excellent thoughts always! Thank you
|Posted By Janet L. Springer|
| Out of my mind |
add me to your list.
|Posted By Rami|
| Edgar's words |
"You can run fast and far but you can never hide from the beast within." E.A. Poe
|Posted By Beth Marcus|
| great wisdom |
Yeah, my mind tortures me. So-and-so said thatís a lousy idea, itíll never work. No matter what I DO, my mind asks me why I did that. My mind chases me away from my creativity, my belief in myself. I do MUCH better when I get away from it...but that's never easy. TRUTH again, J. Michael!
|Posted By Chris Ettingham|
| Meeting in my mind |
Iím sitting in a board room at an oversize conference table. I am in the middle and all the others are questioning and doubting my proposal. Trouble is, they are all voices in my head, battling with each other. When I imagine this, I get up from my chair and leave the room, locking the door behind me...YES! Iím ready to escape my mind!!! I get outdoors to make it go away. Then back to the drawing table! Great reminder!!!