Let’s take the second step:
"Life is a work of art..."
...and discovering your magic is an artform.
We accept that art is valuable, but what gives it value? Every great artistic work acts as a medium, communicating the distinctive values of the artist who created it and allowing us to appreciate, understand and respect their individual creative genius.
How do you awaken your creative values? Before the act of creation, great artists appreciate, understand and respect very deeply in their soul the value of what they create.
Despite failing to sell his work Vincent Van Gogh wrote often in his letters to his brother Theo about his deep understanding of the ethereal quality of his painting. The Beatles fully appreciated their superstar quality while working as unknowns in Hamburg and Liverpool. Although critics lampooned his poor diction, Marlon Brando's respect for method acting intensified his performances and lit up the silver screen.
The appreciation, understanding and respect these great artists had for their creative values empowered them to overcome the challenge of being unknown, unappreciated and often misunderstood. In turn their masterpieces made a significant contribution to modern cultural values.