I was struck by this bit of Divine insight while journalling about my meditation today and thought it could be helpful to other creatives or just human beings:
When taking critiques of our work (whatever your work is) it might be helpful to think of yourself as being an observer from the inside of your house during a powerful storm. You see and hear things you think are “good”. You see and hear things that you think are “bad” but overall you won’t be consumed by them. When the “storm” is gone and the notes/recommendations are given. You allow yourself time to recover from what you heard and saw, then open the door, go outside, and start cleaning. Consider the notes/recommendations as you clean and hold on to those things that you feel in your gut to be truth of your work regardless of what the notes/recommendations are. Let go and follow the bits of advice you know to be true even when your ego is telling you otherwise.
All right. I’m done channeling. Happy working y’all.