Today’s prompt – “Insult”
Just prior to going out for my evening walk I have a critic leave an insulting message on my blog. My grey matter sometimes takes a while to process insults, maybe I’m strange but I like to get the most out insults. Like with the previous fear prompt I “allowed the process to happen” internally. First anger, defending, then feeling defeated, beaten, giving up and giving in eventually utter breakdown to nothing, like an overloaded computer just switching itself off. My machine resetting itself perhaps. Then sure enough “ker-ching”, the great humongous machine whirs back up, BUT this time it’s firing on a serviced engine, smooth, I like this new me, greater and stronger, far, far more powerful. The critic does now not affect me, I’ve internalised him and what he said. I’ve looked into the eye of his storm, into his mirror and came out the other side to tell the story. My internal machine now has integrated “his gift”, his words no longer pain me, a new armouring has happened inside. All in fact I feel towards him now is pity or compassion, not sure of which.
I’ve taken negativity and alchemically transmuted it into positivity. Confidence on steroids.
Either that or I’m just nutty. Which, I do not care.
DO – Read the comment below (it’s the same one I was talking about above) and imagine someone wrote it to you on your blog, or even better if you have a critic’s comment of your own use that. Go through your process, let it happen internally. Use the process to help you in your art – be it design, writing, photography, drawing, painting, whatever does float your boat.
Thanks for following my blog. I suppose your blog is an intelligent kind of spam based on the wish of bloggers to let their ego develop on the net.
I have respect for your intelligence and wish you good luck.
(Kind thanks to drwilly of drwillylip.wordpress.com for a most excellent insult)
Why ? – Perhaps one of you can tell me who said – “Criticism is the breakfast of champions”.
Why 2 ? – Any person who is in the public eye, a leader, an actor, a teacher or even just working with others, can never feel truly relaxed unless he or she is able to accept insults. Insults do happen, sooner or later.
Why 3 ? – You tell me what the why 3, 4, and 5 are from doing the prompt.
Write about it. Design it. Draw it. Paint it. Photograph it. Whatever it. Publish it. Job Done.
Do it because you want to try something new, learn something, not for a reward. Pingback me and leave a comment with the link to your work.
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