Meeting the Edge of Resistance...

Oooh ... a few weeks ago, the lovely folks at The Good Men Project published another one of my pieces... this time a little video art poem that I did last year, but my Perfectionist had put the brakes on.

She is pretty much a pain in the arse! She gets in the way all the time and is the most pervasive and persuasive form of self sabotage i know.... goodness me ...

She says she doesn't like the image that have chosen or the way they have titled it (seems she is a bit of a brat)... so has halted me any time I have gone to share it .. 'it is not 'perfect'... and I feel embarrassed by its imperfections.'.. so I keep it hidden... it's ridiculous!

There are actually lots of imperfect things about it... and if it wasn't the cover image or the title, my Perfectionist would choose one of the other imperfect things about to it to use as a reason... For Sabotages sake, my Perfectionist grabbed hold of that One Thing and put the brakes on me sharing this little piece of artistic tiny-success/satisfaction/work-out-there-in-the-world.

So dear Perfectionist, I know you think you are keeping me safe. I know you think you are protecting me from ridicule. I know you think you have my best interests at heart.... but you also have the status quo in your sights and my deep soul knows that I need to shake up these inner patterns in order to feel fully satisfied by life... even in the face of not feeling safe or being ridiculed... it is time for you to take the back seat, darl <3

There is no point in creating art if it never touches the world... some will love it, some will hate is and others will be indifferent... and thats ok...

Me and my art, we are in the Ring, as Brene Brown would say...

And sometimes is terrifying in here, but there is no other way...

Fellow perfectionist, let's shift this shame. Let's give our art the honour and release of being able to JUST BE. Let's gift our hearts a break and settle into the knowing that we are enough, just as we are... and so it our art.

I'd love to hear about your relationship with Perfectionism and how you navigate!?

Exhale... and share it anyway...

https://goodmenproject.com/…/touched-poem-man-raised-bar-dg/