>“ My soul preached to me and said, “Do not be delighted because of praise, and do not be distressed because of blame.’”
-Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)
We must not get too caught up in the teeter-totter of outside commentary on our works. There will always be some who appreciate what we do and others who disparage it. The ego is what gets caught up in this game of needing approval. The soul is wise, and knows that life is a balance of opposites. The soul itself can’t be affected by praise or blame.