The B&E Podcast #078
“The Misconception about Staying Consistent”
SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST:
As artists, we have this constant battle with consistency in the quality of our work as well as in our everyday commitment. There are a lot of band-aid solutions to the problem of consistency, but they are themselves inconsistent. We discover that the solution lies in the realms of trust and truth which are deeper issues to deal with and perhaps provide the key to all of it.
POINT #1: “CONSISTENT QUALITY ISN’T IN CONTROL, IT’S IN TRUTH”
-We often pursue consistency through attaining a greater sense control in surface level methods and tools. We’ve been taught to deal with it in this way, but when it comes to art, this is typically counterproductive. When we stop trying, pushing, grappling for control, we open up to presence and truth which give us a new level of consistency in our work.
POINT #2: “COMPASSION FOR WHERE WE ARE OR WERE”
-Being able to admit to how we feel about where we are or were with compassion releases us from our judgments towards ourselves in the now. Remember, compassion is the recognition that we are doing the best we can within our current beliefs and capacities. No need to beat yourself, move forward with new knowledge and awareness and accept where you’re at.
POINT #3: “TRUST BLOWS IT WIDE OPEN”
-Trust is one of the biggest underlying issues when it comes to attaining some level of consistency in our work. When we don’t trust, we avoid where we’re at, push for control where we don’t have any, and doubt ourselves the whole way. Learning to trust ourselves and where we are unlocks our potential no matter how we’re feeling.
MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST:
Granville Island Brewing (Hey Day Hefeweizen) – Today’s Craft Brewery
“Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” (Book)- Robert Pirsig
B&E Podcast #14 – “Beyond Perception and Ego”
B&E Podcast #76 – “What to Do When Everything is a Slog and a Struggle”
http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website
http://www.gib.ca – Brewery of Choice Today
http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy
http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School