Painful Words About A Painful Process – Creativity | Short Reads

If I shy away from the suffering, from the struggle, then I also shy away from the essence—the truth, the ethos, the lifeblood, the fundamental quality, the quiddity, the spirit—that makes worthy living possible, that drives creativity, that keeps me alive.

Whilst shying away may make me happier, now, it does nothing to move me forward; without the essence, that can only come by moving oneself out of the default state of being, I can’t make whatever ounce of potential I have a reality, I can’t be original, I can’t produce, I can’t overcome, I can’t survive.

For I know of no other way to survive; my definition of living is the opposite of existing—else may as well be in the ground.

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