Originally Posted by songwriter
The key thing is exposure, I don't get happiness because of exposure or by success. Good comments, applause, compliments... don't have an effect in me. Or at least is nothing compared to what I feel when doing music alone.
Here are a few questions you may - or not
- find usefull to think about :
Songwriter, you are one of the lucky ones that have found true hapiness in something (you know people are dying to find some kind of passion in their lives), what about sharing it ? not the result of it I mean(that is to say : not your music, because you say there's no hapiness from exposure, but rather share "the path" to hapiness). In other worlds, you could find a larger issue in (for example) describe this hapiness, explain where it comes from, what happens, how can people relate to that, and can they experiment it themselves...
I agree with the idea of "path". Music is the medium of something else and bigger than music. What is it ? What is it then for you ? What makes you feel so happy ? how does this happiness inspire you ? Does this hapiness helps you love the world you live in ? What does this state of mind (hapiness) tells you about the world we're living in ? Can you share those insights ?
Another question : does the music and its hapiness transform you ? in what ways ? When you get this energy from your music, what does it tell you to do, or...to be ? Music may not be the answer, music is the question Life asks you. Music may just be the energy, the fuel that will help you accomplish something bigger, something that will make your life usefull for other.
So, to make a long story short :
1- I'd question my hapiness during playing (
2- then I'd "forget" about music itself, keep this energy in me, and question the enrgy itself.
Hummm...not sure it sounds clear
Hope one of this questions will have helped you a little, anyway.
Laetitia (french actress, musician, life coach-trying to be, and most of all new happy member in this forum)