James Joyce worked on his last novel for 15 years, in failing health and under fire from the critics - who said that his work was too obscure, too abstract. He had a vision and the critic's voices were not lost on him - instead they became weaved into the fabric of the creative journey.
Abraham Lincoln presided over a country divided and found a way to be with rightness. Surrounded by uncertainty, he was poised enough within, to listen to what was important.
Who lives an authentic life? He who comes to life with intense interest and attention. He who has faith in something unknowable.
Some work for money. Some are extensions of love. The latter are very rare. Find out what is true for you. Then if you are lucky you might learn what dedication is...and what you express will be free of motives.
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