Kiki Smith: "Just do your work. And if the world needs your work it will come and get you. And if it doesn't, do your work anyway. You can have fantasies about having control over the world, but I know I can barely control my kitchen sink. That is the grace I'm given. Because when one can control things, one is limited to one's own vision."
It is true that there is so much that is not in our control and that is a good thing. When I am facing a future that looks very unsure and shaky I remind myself that this is the day I am in and I will just do what this day requires and not worry about what "might happen" tomorrow. There is a profound wisdom in simply doing the work only you can do. This will be challenged from time to time. Some times we may get off track, maybe way off track from what our real work is. In that case it may take some time and risks to find our way back. This is ok, because we all get lost from time to time just like guitars go out of tune.
I would love to hear a story of how someone found their way back to "Just doing your work".