Saturday, January 11, 2014

trying too hard to sell art -

I think that perhaps people may have difficulty both creating and selling art because they want to - too much or they try too hard rather than relaxing into either one of both of these two processes - there envoking the law of paradoxical intention - which means when you want something to happen too much and are working too hard at making something happen you instead push what it is that you want to happen or to have away - this is all part of the logo therapy written about by Viktor Frankel -

it would seem - from a certain perspective - that this phenomenon is actually occurring in the (or with the) efforts of artists in all levels and types of work - and as soon as a person relaxes into the aura or ambiance of what they are doing and allows things to flow both with creating their works as well as with their sales - marketing and every other business type of effort then they will have phenomenal success throughout -

imagine yourself trying with great effort to add a column of numbers in order to make sure you get it exactly right - with no errors - well this is pretty much how someone starting out adding numbers for the very first time at a job as a bookkeeper or accountant might put in the effort when they first start out at their job - but given a few days and the acceptance and becoming more comfortable with their environment - suddenly at one mysterious point along the way the accountant/bookeeper will find him or herself become relaxed into the process of what they are doing because they have become confident that they know what they are doing and thus no or at least less mistakes will be made from this point on - there is no reason for stress or effort to be put into their adding of these numbers that are constantly coming in front of them - in fact it becomes somewhat of a joy to add up the numbers and to see the numbers come out right when they do a check so that they are actually getting pleasure out of the results and the process and are doing their work as an art form - the same goes for a painter or a dancer - a musician or anyone conducting business - always in the beginning (unless somehow a person feels as comfortable in the beginning of a task as they might be once they are conducting that task for many years - (perhaps how a prodigy acts)) they put great effort into whatever it is that is the task at hand - and then eventually they become more confident or for some reason they drop all of the effort and let the work that they are doing - whatever it is - flow from their being -

I saw this myself when I watched videos of Jackson Pollock create his drip paintings - for there is a flow from his being - where he calls himself nature- that allows him to relax while he is creating his work and so everything is simply flowing - the same goes for Picasso or anyone else who has achieved success in their work -

no struggle necessary whatsoever and all will simply fall into place -

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