Hi, it’s Michael Jamin and today I want to talk about why I think living a creative life is so important, even if you will never make any money from it, even if that’s not your career. I think it’s important. We’re always taught to live in the present moment, but that’s extremely hard. Most of us live in the future, or we live in the past.

The future, that’s anxiety. It’s like, oh, what’s going to happen? Oh, I’m worried about this or worried about that. Of course, the future never comes. Right? Because we’re always in the present. Others live in the past. That’s depression. It’s like, oh, if only this hadn’t happened or I can’t get over this or that. Nothing we can do about that either. That’s all in the past, but living in the present moment is so hard.

It’s just hard to calm that mind. One way of doing it is to meditate, which I do every morning. That’s fantastic, but that’s hard. A lot of people struggle with that. But another way, which you can easily do is to create, because when you are creating something, you are in the moment. You are not thinking about anything else other than what you are currently building in that moment, whether it’s music or art, dance, or writing or whatever.

So creating is really a wonderful form of meditation. It takes you into the present, which is wonderful for the soul. It feeds your soul. Regardless of whether you’re going to make any money out of it. Okay? I talk about this on all my social media channels. I talk about living a creative life. What it’s like to be a professional writer and making it in Hollywood. I welcome you to be part of this conversation. Follow me everywhere. The links are in my bio @MichaelJaminWriter.

Michael Jamin, Showrunner, TV Writer, Author

Michael Jamin

For the past 26 years, Michael Jamin has been a professional television writer/showrunner. His credits include King of the Hill, Beavis & Butthead, Wilfred, Maron, Just Shoot Me, Rules of Engagement, Brickleberry, Tacoma FD and many more.

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