I’m Jaya Suryadi from Indonesia
Originally posted on Danny Gregory:
Whose voice does your monkey channel?
Remember Linda Blair in The Exorcist? The devil in her spoke to the priest in his mother’s voice, freaking him the hell out. Who is your demon quoting? Maybe it was the first art teacher who said something casual and cruel: “Remember, most people don’t have talent. I’m sure you’re good at something.” Was it your mother who you overheard telling your dad, “He wants me to pay for that painting class. I gotta break it to him, it’s an utter waste of money.” Was it the dean of the art school who rejected your application? The boss who killed all of your favorite ideas? An article about the percentage of art school grads who now work at Starbucks?
For all too many of us, the monkeys of the past are victimizing us, holding us back. Your shrink will tell you that we…
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