Friday, August 20, 2010

do what you love, love what you do.



"What you love is a sign from your higher self of what you are to do." - Sanaya Roman

This sounds all too easy, doesn't it?

But the truth is, there are many challenges involved. The voices that say, you shouldn't, the voice of the practical, the voice of self-doubt, the voice of the critic and inner saboteur. (Got that term from the book The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women by Gail McMeekin -- a present from this creative friend).

I still struggle with living an academic/professional life and living a creative life. How to have the best of both worlds?

What are your inner saboteurs?

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12 comments:

EE said...

I have been praying and meditating on this since I moved down here. In my heart, I am a musician, a singer. It it what I was when I was a young child, and still now it's what I dream of at night. What I tell myself now is that God would not have given me this desire - this gift - if He didn't want me to use it.

It's what I have struggled with my entire life since adolescence.

Mia said...

Erika, I would not disagree with you... you ARE a musician! I compare every rendition of "Ave Maria" to yours (when you sang at CD's wedding). I just don't get the same goosebumps as I did when I watched/listened to you sing!

shaheel said...

I was searching for information about Luxury yoga Vacation and found your blog interesting. No doubt it has very good content and photos. Thanks for posting

Mia said...

shaheel: I don't know if you found what you are looking for (my content doesn't really focus on luxury yoga vacations!), but thank you so much for the feedback!

EE said...

Thanks Mia :-)
So what parts of your life are you trying to find the balance in, e.g. what you instinctively love?

Mia said...
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Mia said...

Photography. Cooking. Yoga. Children/education. In no particular order. :)

EE said...

That's a very balanced mix, each with a definite physical, artistic or spiritual benefit to you AND others!

Anne said...

i think i tend to sabotage myself when it comes to doing what i love :-( and you would think it's the easiest to ignore but we are our worst self critic, as they say.

Mia said...

Anne - yes, we do tend to be our own worst critics! Hey that book you gave me (12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women) is a good read! Thank you!

Anne said...

i'm so glad you like the book! i haven't even read my copy! the book i am going through now is cheryl richardson's Extreme Self Care :-) very easy read and i am excited to finally start taking care of myself – extremely!

Mia said...

Erika: I love what you said about the "spiritual benefit". I so agree with you - there is an experience of the sacred when doing what you love.

Anne: "Extreme Self Care" - sounds awesome!

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