Way back, I was reading a book, primarily written for artists, but I went ahead and read it anyways. It was well-written, in the sense that it never made me feel that I wasn’t an artist, even though I am not one.
In the book, the author expounded several principles to help struggling artists, in very well-crafted essays. One of those principles was: Show up.
As would have been expected, the intended audience was the artist, but when you took in the essence of the essay, it applies to all of us, irrespective of what we do. Showing up is half the work done. With your presence, there is at least a chance of further value; your absence ensures that you will not gain anything at all.
If you come up on the stage, people may like your work, if you don’t they won’t even know your existence.
Showing up is easier said than done, because the sheer act of showing up, means fighting and conquering many demons — real and imagined.
I have lost my audience – due to my long absence here. And the last few posts have hardly had any views. It’s easy for me to say that – well, I have lost my audience here, why bother writing anything at all. I am late on my plan of writing every day
But I will catch up. And I will write better in the days to come.
In the meanwhile I am doing the least I should be doing.