Why do we create?
Is it for the fame?
For the money? (HA!)
An ego trip? (Maybe.)
Because it’s fun? (Sometimes.)
Perhaps some strange elixir which combines all these…but no, that’s not essentially why we create, not really.
We create because we are grateful.
Something once spoke to us, resonated with us, stirred the soul. We were forever changed. And now we want to give back, to be that beacon of light for someone else. We create because we can’t help but create.
The joy we feel and the love we express through the meticulous mechanics of our craft—it’s a cycle we are privileged to participate in. We get inspired, and in turn, we inspire others. And the world goes round.
That’s my answer, at least.
If you’re in the content creation game for some other reason, that’s cool too. But if it is just for the fame and the glory—get the fuck out!
We need you to be YOU! The real you! Not an “influencer”, not some cultivated “personality”. There’s enough of that shit already. 20K followers, or 200K, or 2M? Please. It’s an illusion of success.
Success is the me in you vibrating at the same frequency as the you in me. A special kind of spark, a connection, a knowing. Namaste in noncorporeal symmetry. One, to one, to one, to one. Not a flashy broadcast. Not another bell notification. Not a metric. One…to one. Me. You. And back again.
This is why we create.
Because when we do, we are the most “us” we can be. And we give others permission to do likewise. Enjoy the gift.