posted on Jan, 15 2012 @ 06:17 PM
First narcissism, like selfishness, is not always a bad thing. Both can be of value,individually and collectively.
Some of the finest works of art and scientific theories come from a narcissist place, in terms of solitary individuals, caring about their
work(includes themselves) first first and foremost, especially over any social status quo.
Now the creative thing, yes, I have experienced what you are speaking of, both with songs and paintings. I think our creative projects are like
giving birth to our children, in a sense. We keep the projects with us, adore and support them, and sometimes spur their growth into something
My painting experience was one that continues to offer a calm effect, both in the finished works and the process. I got into abstract painting and
began utilizing some zen approaches. The results were, well, zennish, and as they hang in my house, they contribute to a vibe that is calming. I
have had comments from friends regarding this. The newfound(to me) process was one that continues to affect my approach and process with creativity.
I first empty myself of intention and expectation, letting the process take over, and fully cultivating the moment, as many zen artists do. This not
the only way to be creative, but for me it has had lasting results. I had a successful solo art gallery show last year, and some of the comments were
"feeling the artist's state of mind" when viewing the works, which was calming and relaxing.