I am an artist, but I don’t make my living from my art.
I am a poet, but I receive nary a droplet.
I am a singer, but singing doesn’t pay my Bills Bills Bills.
I am a spiritual director/retreat leader, but I don’t get paid for the privilege.
I make my living as a Psychotherapist and Marriage & Family Therapist in my own private practice. It is also my calling in life — for which I often use the inspiration, creativity, and present moment awareness tools that I draw from my artist, poet, singer, spiritual self.
So. Is being an artist, poet, singer, spiritual director/retreat leader any less important or significant because I don’t make my living at them?
I don’t think so. What do you think?