Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Vernon Howard

I receive these emails everyday from www.anewlife.org... They always give me something to meditate on throughout the day. They end up being very helpful for my poetry and songwriting...

"Never, never ever again believe that Truth is like you are, hard
and harsh and wanting to hurt you. Always believe that Truth is
the opposite of what you are."

Conquer Stress While Sleeping
Powerful Techniques for Self-Rescue - MP3 CD

Monday, December 28, 2009

the role of the artist

While in Miami I was able to reconnect with some old classmates from my old art school. I was fascinated most by those who had branched off into other professions outside of art... They seemed to have so much more to pull from, larger arenas for their imaginations.. The opposite of what we warned against as fledgling artists... though an artist is always an artist... never really becoming or unbecoming in truth. Today at the coffee shop I frequent, my favorite barista who is also an actress told me of her plans to go to nursing school. I felt such excitement and pride for her! Shaking up the monotony of day to day living and reaching fearlessly for new ground... So what is the profession of an artist? How is it possible that you should want to be only an artist? Reminds me of when children tell me they want to be teachers... Teach what? What do you have to teach? Experience, live, teach; if you don't have all of these elements how effective can you really be? Do we really need more ineffective people? Harsh, I know... The world needs artists, of this i am sure; but do we really need sheltered, one-dimensional, lonely, semi-bored creators? and what is it that they are really creating in this state?

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Tich Nat Han meditation card...

I read a meditation card today that suggested that being born, we are rich; yet we continuously act poor.. Being conscious of our intuitive intelligence can change all of this... A kind of consciousness of inner knowledge to spur physical action is the desirable treasure then, isn't it? The key to the motor of the fulfilled man.....

Friday, December 25, 2009

Miami

In Miami for Christmas visiting family and friends. Happy to be reconnecting with these people, strange to go back in time...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009