Find Yourself Lose Yourself

You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
-Eminem, song “Lose Yourself”

Oh! Move over, Rover
And let Jimi take over
-Jimi Hendrix, song “Fire”

For whatever art you’re trying to create, you must bring all of yourself to it. Whether that be writing, acting, painting, etc…the more personal you can make it, the better. The old adage “Find your voice” is really about finding and trusting yourself.

However, at some point in the creative process, it’s no longer about you. It’s about the thing itself. Like the Tom Petty song, the creation now has a “mind with a heart of it’s own.”

Best to get out of the way. Lose yourself. And let the subconscious take over.

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