The War of Origami
I have just finished reading Steven Pressfields “The War of Art” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_War_of_Art_(book) and I know that I am dealing with an internal war with origami. Pressfield shows us all the different ways that resistance prevents us from pursuing those inner goals of creating.
I am still at the beginning of my journey with origami and that I have a lot to learn. I struggle with my inner critic and the resistance that Pressfield talks about and the inner dialogue “Am I worthy of doing this work?”, “Am I good enough?”. There are so many more origami artists that are skilled in their craft that it makes me humble to see what they are creating. I know that I have so much to learn and just want to be able to show up and do the work to continue to learn. I am my own critic and I am the one that prevents me from moving forward.
I know that being late to the game that I have to bring something different to the craft and I hope to be able to marry the beauty of origami with light and with the combination of the two bring something different. I love trying to solve the problems of combing lighting with paper and the issues of the structure of paper - the translucence and fragility, with the technical aspect of lighting.
I am learning so much from generous people all around me and I promise them and myself to fight the resistance that keeps all of us from doing what we need to do to make ourselves and the world just a little bit better!
Patience is persistence and I hope to have both!
G Y Nakamoto