Sunday Oct 19, 2003
There are artists who become emotionally crippled by rejection—a noun that often carries with it clinging relatives—feelings of dejection, fear, isolation, ostracism, and even death. Then, there are artists who use “no” as the fuel to persevere by igniting the metaphysical plasma that transforms their dreams into physical reality. Why? Is the combustible group born with some unique rejection-proof gene?
The answer lies not in some predisposition, but in their passion, their dharma, or purpose in life—their soul work, which is eternal and never dies. While dharma takes on different meanings and nuances depending on its source, I’m using dharma in this sense: the reason for which you have come into this life.
Do you know why you are here?