Richard Tuttle told a story when he came to LA last year, about his pondering on the meaning of shows and openings.
It was after the opening night of his survey exhibition in 1975 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, he was troubled by Why he needs to have such museum shows. He sat in the hotel room all night long, thinking and asking. By 6am the next morning, he had an answer: It is his responsibility to be showing in order to inspire fellow artists and help them bring out their best.
I did not quite understand that answer, but I've heard a lot of entrepreneur gurus talking about the same spiritual fulfillment from wealth. I kept that note in mind, remembering that it takes more than wanting to express to be a successful artist and somehow I too have respobsibility to the whole art community.
Being dormant for a change, I sat quietly and patiently for the door to open. Then again, I hear the same message from Tony Robbins. But this time, I understand it a little better, more on the level of my heart.