You never really know what people have experienced. You only have your experience of them in that moment
We all have endured some kinds of pain in our lives as we have grown up and although some pain is not comparable to others - it is very real to the person who lived through it. As I used to say to one of my Acting Coaches "A paper cut in a burn unit is still a cut"
You can't judge someone else for their past - You also can't heal it for them, And although I don't think you should ever ignore patterns or negative behaviors that actively affect you There is so much beauty in seeing someones pain and loving them despite of it. We all have a desire to be seen. We all have a desire to be loved. We all seek human connection.. Their is so much value in the people that allow you to be the entirety of yourself. Beautiful, Complex, Wild, and whatever other adjectives describe all the pieces that make you who you truly are.
I believe anyone can genuinely change - It's just that people seldom want too.
be a light and guide the way.
The creative process requires so much "trust" - it is the definition of falling into the unknown and relinquishing all control or attachment to any specific outcome. We surrender to our creativity - knowing the we must remain present in the moment regardless of the eventual outcome.
As I have slowly transformed into an adult I have struggled with the idea of "trust." Mainly due to the past heartaches and scars that come with growing up. It has taken a lot of work to return to a place of being able to love and leap with arms wide open. I choose to trust people, to trust my creativity, to trust the process, and to trust my choices every day even when its difficult.
It's not always easy to choose to trust someone/ something but I believe it is always worth the risk.
In Life I often find myself craving adventure.
Theres nothing wrong staying still ......
However there is something about the feeling of stepping onto an airplane that sets my soul on fire....
It's the same feeling I get when I am lucky enough to perform or create art.
The idea of going somewhere new thrills me. The Ideas I could have..... The people I could meet..... The places I could go, Things I could see. Traveling allows me to "let go."
I spent a lot of my life attempting to be "Normal" or to "fit in." Ironically I have now realized the people who made me believe I needed to be like everyone else in order to succeed were afraid of me surpassing them. Nothing in life is a competition Everything is individual and success is only defined by your own personal value system. It is easier to limit yourself because being rejected hurts less.. We crave human connection and our Ego's dislike being told we aren't enough.
I have a feeling 2020 is going to be a year full of surprises.
It might just be the kind of year we can be our weird, wild, most creative selves.
- The Bohemian Girl Next Door-
Make a list of what makes you feel alive and lets you be unapologetically yourself:
Kirra Moon is from a small town in Northern California. She believes that art is an important way to show appreciation for our planet. She values the ability to feel emotions deeply because they can be the catalyst for change. Kirra received a diploma from the North Coast Preparatory Performing Arts Academy with an additional IB artist diploma before choosing to study theatre in New York and Los Angeles. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The American Musical Dramatic Academy and continues to explore the creative process. Two phrases that best describe her are “forever free” and “ a la mode.”