“I have never thought of writing for the reputation and honour. What I have in my heart must come out; that is the reason why I compose.” Ludwig Van Beethoven
Beethoven started going deaf when he was 30 and lived until he was 57. In his last decade of life he was completely deaf & although he stopped conducting and performing he continued to write some amazing music. Imagine writing the wonderful music he did completely deaf, just putting down on paper what was inside him. These days we would describe his connection to that inner drive as, “being in the zone.”
We hear of artists who learnt the Silva method of meditation so they could connect with the work that was inside them. People like Wayne Dyer, who wrote some great books, say they have no conscious awareness of what they have written, that their message comes from inside to be expressed on the paper. In fact there is a ‘coach’ from Hawaii who takes groups of people to teach them to write the books that they feel called to write. Some express themselves with their bodies. I enjoy watching things like good gymnastics, ballroom dancing or ice dancing. We all have that ability to make a connection with our inner knowing and then express that in a way that is of benefit to others. There is a quote about not dying with the music still inside. How do you like to express the ‘music’ inside you?
Enjoy expressing your passion!