I tend to hammer a lot on ideas such as: just stop being so passive and go make some art!
I stand by ideas like that forever, of course, but this weekend I realized that there also needs to be time set aside in our lives for things we do without an artistic agenda.
For example, I took last Saturday to sleep in, have a coffee in a cafe filled with old souls, and then visit a vintage guitar shop that I'd never been to before.
No, I wasn't looking to buy a new guitar — well, actually, I'm always sort of looking to buy a new guitar — but I was more so just there to look at the beautiful guitars with beautiful stories in them; to spend some time in the type of store I love being in for hours on end without being in a rush to go anywhere or do anything.
Being an active artist is a good thing, that's for sure, but what happens if we land ourselves in a mindset where we can't do anything without an agenda? Maybe bad things will happen.
Indeed, sometimes we have to lose the agenda and just lose ourselves in the joy that comes without being in a rush or producing anything; just being, and being okay with just that.