The Alchemy of Art, Finding Your Voice Through Creativity, and Overcoming Irrational Fear with In-Q

 

What fears are holding you back from living through love? 

In this episode of the Live Through Love Podcast, Ruben welcomes IN-Q into the studio. IN-Q is an award-winning poet, multi-platinum songwriter, and bestselling author — they speak about creation, dating, and overcoming irrational fear so you can get back to living your life through love and empowerment. 

“I can always get better at being more open-hearted, less judgmental, more connected to myself and the world. So it’s a process rather than a product for me.” - IN-Q 

Ruben and IN-Q also discuss his creative process for writing, the alchemy of art, and the importance of vulnerability, curiosity, and surrender in creation and presentation. 

He shares how his life partner has impacted his work and his personal life, the connection between freestyle rap and poetry, how he found his voice through freestyling, and the premise of his book “Inquire Within” IN-Q emphasizes the power of creating art even if you think you’re not “good” at it and having a safe space to express your creativity. 

“When you don’t think you’re great at something, it can be a Trojan horse for transformation in a way that something you’re familiar with can’t.” - IN-Q 

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About the Guest: IN-Q is an award-winning poet, multi-platinum songwriter, and the best-selling author of Inquire Within. His groundbreaking achievements include being named to Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 list of the world’s most influential thought leaders, being the first spoken word artist to perform with Cirque du Soleil, and being featured on A&E, ESPN, and HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. He’s inspired countless audiences around the world, live and virtually, through his performances and storytelling workshops.

Ultimately IN-Q writes to entertain, inspire, and challenge his audiences to look deeper into the human experience and ask questions about themselves, their environment, and the world at large.

Follow IN-Q on Instagram @inqlife

Bring home his book: Inquire Within

About the Host: Ruben Rojas is a Los Angeles based artist, activist, designer, speaker, and entrepreneur who uses art to inspire others to see through the lens of LOVE. By using the urban landscape as his canvas, Ruben encourages communities to change for the better through optimism and collaboration. Once vacant walls, and now this podcast, are vibrant reminders created to inspire you to dream big, feel beautiful, live in possibility, and to love. Ruben’s murals can be seen in cities across the country and around the world from Paris to New York and Florida to Mississippi. You can also bring love home by buying his art.

Follow Ruben on Instagram @rubenrojas
Visit his website: rubenrojas.com

 

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Written by Ruben Rojas