Bringing the best out of yourself

[Personal interviews]

Baba: Anything to ask?

Question: How can one achieve ones ambition? He [pointing to her son] ia an artist.

Baba: And art is one of the sources through which the soul expresses itself and inspires others. But to express art thoroughly, one must have the inner emotions opened completely. If you feel something checks you not expressing yourself, then you have to do one thing— that is, to adjust your mental attitude. Just before expressing think, “ I can and will express it thoroughly,” and every time you express it, you will find you are more convinced of your expression. It is the mind that keeps it closed. There are many actors who either through inferiority complex or through nervousness or through dryness feel they cannot express, and this [negative] feeling of the mind checks the expression. White acting, think that you are one of the greatest actors of the world, an try to express yourself thoroughly. I will help you spiritually. Just think you are the greatest [actor]. Where’s the harm in thinking like that, It is not for pride that you do it, but for bringing the best out of you There is nothing wrong.

-Silent Teachings of Meher Baba, compiled by Naosherwan Anzar, p117

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