There is this funny thing we hold onto in creative work, which in-truth is the enemy of living Inspiration and it is called competition. If we see someone inspiring, competition immediately makes us feel we have to outdo them (or put them down) or we will feel we are not as good as them. To prove ourselves, we push creative boundaries to the extreme or maybe give up and decide to excel in imitation instead.
Competition comes from looking outside of ourselves, and this accepted normality in the creative industry is being breathed every day, yet have we ever asked ourselves, how truly harmful this is?
Competition, whatever it creates, always comes with the element of wanting to beat another to get ahead. But do we ever truly progress with wanting to destroy another to get what we want? It sounds barbaric to say the least, but have we ever stopped to consider that to truly progress we have to do it together? That even if we think we have won something, that because another has lost, we have not truly progressed?
What if Inspiration is never a trademark, and it does not belong to any one person. It can never be kept secret and is never exclusive to only a few.
What if Inspiration is shared because when open, it simply flows through us to be expressed, as we all know in this industry, how expression is crucial, so much so that “Expression is Everything.” (Serge Benhayon)?
What if Inspiration is our choice to allow and to receive? And it is our natural state and ability?
And what if, when Inspiration is our chosen collective choice to live, we are Inspiring one another to return to simply our naturalness of being amazing, and that we ALL get to equally enjoy that?
Holding onto competition is holding ourselves back in Amazingness.