Do you ever hear an old song from a favorite musician or band – a song from when they were just starting out – and notice that they were beginning to develop the sound you’ve come to recognize from them in later albums?
It’s like stepping back in time to a point when the artist knew they had something good but were still in the beginning stages of working it out. “If only they knew how far they’ll go”, you might think to yourself, “they would’ve been even more motivated”.
I see the same thing in the conscious community. Our community is flooded with great writers, researchers, filmmakers, musicians and organizers on the front lines and I get the sense that the best is yet to come.
This motivates me to pursue my own work with a sense of urgency and the desire to get better, knowing that something genuine can come of it if I refuse to give up. Does anyone else feel like by this point, pursuing your passion is no longer a desire but a need?
I don’t need to list all the people who’ve proven you can successfully follow your dreams if you keep at it despite failure or setbacks. A sense of urgency comes with the feeling that your work is in its beginning states and something much better will come if you pursue the path ahead wisely.