The Importance of Expression
Human beings have a primal need for stories. Sitting around a campfire, telling stories, is one of the most elemental instincts of our species, encoded into our DNA over millennia. Stories are the framework through which we experience life. You are the star of the movie of your life, and these days, with AirPods, noise-cancellation headphones, music streaming services, the movie of your life even comes with a soundtrack.
The tribal nature of our human society makes it so that our expression gets stifled. The fear of public speaking (and of being judged) is often greater than the fear of death. I’ve definitely experienced this in the past. It feels like the claws of an demonic entity that is clenching around the throat. It’s a visceral sensation.
Working on clearing this energy is part of the journey. So that we can express ourselves, our stories, and our Art. I’ve been watching and rewatching Pixar’s Soul recently, and it is so good. Whether it is jazzing, or manifesting a cosmic sailing yacht, or creating a beautiful story like Soul, or a developing an inspiring video game, or designing systems to change the world, it is important to Make Good Art, and to remember to have fun along the way.