The B&E Podcast #062
“Why Engaging With Depression Deepens Your Art”
SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST:
These Not So Serious episodes always seem to get real intense. Like so many that have come before, we cover a lot of territory on this one. We talk about the pressure to get things done — when it’s healthy and when it isn’t and how it ties in with motivation. From there we get into the subject of depression and how we can change our stories and use it as a tool to learn, grow and create from.
POINT #1: “PRESSURE IS GOOD WHEN ITS HEART IS IN THE RIGHT PLACE”
-Often pressure can help us focus and get things done, other times it can completely derail us. When the pressure you feel comes from a place of joy and the desire to CHOOSE to get it done, you can do amazing things.
POINT #2: “WHAT STORY ARE YOU TELLING YOURSELF?”
-Most of us are trapped in a circle of devaluing our accomplishments and telling ourselves that it/we are not good enough or our situation has made it impossible. There’s no truth in it other than what we are telling ourselves and reinforcing. When we learn to take what we get, no matter how it might make us feel, we learn the lessons quicker and with more joy.
POINT #3: “ENGAGE WITH WHAT YOU ARE”
-As artists our job is to engage with what we are — the light and the dark. Sometimes we have to go through hard times to learn and grow and truly know an experience so that we can create from it. Depression need not be something to run away from when it hits, but something we engage with with curiosity, knowing that profound insight and transformation lies on the other side.
MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST:
Callister Brewing Company
The War of Art (Book) – Stephen Pressfield
http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website
http://www.callisterbrewing.com – Brewery of Choice Today
http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy
http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School