Why An Open Heart?
I have seen artistic performances that the vocals were great, at church, other places, but something was missing and you see artists whose careers seem stuck at a particular plateau and they can’t go beyond that. Why?
One of my favorite artists is Meatloaf. There is one youtube video of one of his performances, live, of For Crying Out Loud, in NY and he says to them that he has done a live performance of this song in NY for a long time, and he was a bit nervous, but he thought “what the heck” Even if he screwed up the audience, his fans would say that he gave it his best shot. One of the reasons he has endured is he sings with every fiber of his being and his heart is open to the audience wide open. The heart informs, science now realizes, your brain, so as an artist, if you don’t open your heart to the audience and if you can not open your heart to at least one person fully who believes in you, sees your great potential etc…all you will ever have is a voice, that’s it, and the gigs will be cafes etc… for the rest of your life. You will never have the courage to sing your own songs, or produce your own stuff, none of it, because you have a closed heart, thus all is closed, ability to grow, thrive etc.. as a person, an artist in any area of your vocation, your life. You have to be open of heart, find at least one person how truly believes in you has shown that, expressed that, and open your heart to them as a person, an artist etc.. If you have to leave certain things behind, okay, but being able to open your heart 100%, your trust everything 100% to someone is important, especially for the creative. It is a scary proposition to ask someone to give every fiber of your being to the audience, including your open heart, and to find at least one other person you can do that to on a day to day basis and they will do the same, give their open heart etc.. to you. At some point in life, as an artist, you realize that the songs etc… have to come out of a totally open heart, and having one special person you can open your heart to and have that in return is a huge benefit, would be a huge benefit, will take you to the next level and the next etc.. as an artist. You have to be willing to take that huge leap of faith, reach out to the one who believes in you, open your heart etc…to them totally and trust they will do the same in return. Then as an artist you will truly fly, will be able to do anything you dream of, hope for, wish to achieve. I hope this for myself and for all my fellow artists etc…
Namaste, Shalom and Amen