As I work on my art business I am finding that I struggle with the acupuncture side of things more. There seem to be fewer opportunities for me and those that are there seem like so much more work. I believe in my art as a vehicle for expanding the reach of acupuncturists. I believe that what I have to say has value but it is a struggle.
I have other artwork that just seems so much easier to work on and I have more reach. However, there are more people doing that sort of work so although I have more reach, I also have more competition. It also doesn’t seem quite as important.
So it is something I have to ask myself. How important is the ease of work? Is it easy because I love it more? Maybe. I don’t have all the answers. As I reflect on this internal struggle and uncertainty, it feels rather universal. How often to do we think we are led to something because it feels so easy? Is that really the sign that we are led? Is it really easy or does it feel that way? Are there always questions along a path. How do we know what we need to focus on? What I do know is that this isn’t an either or proposition. It’s merely the question of what gets focused on today. There will be other things to focus on later. There may be some of the same choices or there will be new ones. It’s just a matter of what is happening in the universe.