Nurturing the creative spiritual is an ongoing life long process. It has its own ups and downs. Regardless of how well we try to avoid those not so pleasant moments, they will present their ugly selves as necessary, and as destiny demands. Depression or gloom, for example, has a unique effect on each of us, just on different levels accordingly. This can easily affect ones creativity; better know as "artist block". An artist has the responsibility to avoid unnecessary disruption or disturbances when possible. This doesn't mean to avoid issues that need resolving. We have responsibility there as well. I have meant many people, especially artists that are greatly affected by other's negativity and the environment in which they are exposed. Some things we just can't change, but we must be responsible and protect our well being and creative spirits when at all possible. Please don't give up when it's most difficult to see better days. This will pass when you have accepted truth.