Feb 2 • 53M

TAOPA #003: Jimmy Black on Overcoming the Fear of Sharing Your Art

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What do you pay attention to? How do I determine what's worthy of my limited attention? It’s the questions every human asks at some point, and the questions we MUST ask, to thrive in this one precious life. And it’s these types of questions (and more), we want to wrestle with on The Art of Paying Attention. We believe the work of paying attention is not optional, and something we all must learn to do well. The poet Mary Oliver said, "To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.” Every week, we'll consider this endless, and proper work, of paying attention. What do we see? What are we learning? WHAT or WHO needs MORE attention? Join writer, creator, teacher, and accidental entrepreneur, Ryan J. Pelton, as he explores with others, the essential Art of Paying Attention. Most episodes feature an interview with a bonafide "attention-collector" working in the arenas of creativity, art, music, writing, publishing, entrepreneurship/business, and spirituality. Join in the conversation and learn to see with new eyes a world bursting with hints of hope. Often in the most unlikely places.
Episode details

In this episode, Ryan chats with musician, composer, educator, teacher, and artist Jimmy Black. James has been creating music most of his life and now is realizing an essential truth: you don’t have to live in fear about sharing your work. In this chat, they explore the roots of Jimmy’s love of music, why music can be a catalyst for healing, how to share our work and not be spammy, the spiritual side of music, and much more. You can find Jimmy Black (at)thisisjimmyblack.

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