The Illustrated Guide to Epic Fulfillment Thursday 19 May, 2011

Great people don’t make amazing projects, amazing projects make great people. I’ve known that somewhat for a while, but now it’s clicked. Here’s how I put two and two together… I’ve been doing more self-reflection, readings on personal growth and journaling. Osho’s article on restlessness really resonated with me, especially his description of life’s drama. It’s […]

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Great people don’t make amazing projects, amazing projects make great people. I’ve known that somewhat for a while, but now it’s clicked. Here’s how I put two and two together…

I’ve been doing more self-reflection, readings on personal growth and journaling. Osho’s article on restlessness really resonated with me, especially his description of life’s drama. It’s easy to identify with the characters on stage when, really, we’re just the audience. Some scenes in my life called for different actors that play judgmental gossip, pretentious blowhard and undercover hater–performances I loved to boo like I was at the Apollo. I got caught up, giving too much importance to their roles before realizing they were just foils that gave the overall story more layers and depth. What I’m seeing now has gotten richer and more exciting with the new characters and dialogue that Live Unchained is introducing. The show has me laughing, contemplating and dancing in my seat =). I’m a happy audience member, glad I showed up.

And, I’ve been taking notes on how everything unfolds in my journal. I’ve never enjoyed journalling as much as I do now. I think it’s because earlier I was too busy trying to be the lead director–you know, trying to cast a male lead that would rescue the main actress financially, romantically and emotionally, for example–instead of being an attentive audience member.

My life, the stage, the actors, the script; they give me everything I need to grow. When Live Unchained is a global household name, wreaking massive creativity worldwide, and I’m writing a post with the crew from an event in Dakar, I’ll re-read my journal and connect the dots.  My journals aren’t just books of secrets anymore, they’re my compass. I’ll see that through my journaling (complete with drawings and smiley and sad faces), I had written Kathryn’s Illustrated Guide to Epic Fulfillment.

Here are a few lines from my latest entry: “Miriam and I aren’t creating Live Unchained, it’s creating us, bringing us closer and making us wiser. I’m not making art, it’s making me.”

Me and my good friend Khaleelah raising votes for a competition with our crafty Live Unchained sign


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