Milestones are always fun to celebrate and today I’m celebrating one with all of you. Post number 500. When I first started this blog nearly two years ago, I had no idea how long it would go. I had some things to say about making art that I thought were worth sharing. I was alsoContinue reading “500”
“I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” -Philippians 4:11-12 “When life isContinue reading “Gratitude Is A Practice”
“If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail.” -Fran Lebowitz Sometimes, the only way to fit in… …Is to fit out.
“As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame; As tumbled over rim in roundy wells Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell’s Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name; Each mortal thing does one thing and the same:” -Gerard Manley Hopkins, poem As Kingfishers Catch Fire If you try to help a caterpillar breakContinue reading “Chrysalis”
What exactly do you want? What are you chasing and why? And if you got everything you wanted, what would your day-to-day then look like? Would it change any, if it all, from what you’re doing now? Consider this parable… One summer, many years ago, a banker was vacationing in a small village on theContinue reading “The Fisherman & The Banker”
“When you go through life with preferences but don’t let your happiness depend on any one of them, then you’re awake. You’re moving toward wakefulness. Wakefulness, happiness—call it what you wish—is the state of non-delusion, where you see things not as you are but as they are, insofar as this is possible for a humanContinue reading “Desire Or Preference?”
“I’m your density. I mean, your destiny.” -George McFly, Back To The Future It’s no accident that this script and this role came to you at this exact time. Embrace the mystery. It’s your cosmic destiny calling.
“The Master doesn’t talk, he acts. When his work is done, the people say, ‘Amazing: we did it, all by ourselves.” –Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (translated by Stephen Mitchell) The best directors, the best leaders, they don’t care about getting credit. In fact, they’d prefer you felt you came up with the ideaContinue reading “All By Yourself”
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson “Pain + Reflection = Progress.” -Ray Dalio “The trick, researchers say, is realizing that a prerequisite to motivation is believing we have authority over our actions and surroundings. To motivate ourselves, we must feel like we are in control.” – Charles Duhigg, Smarter, Faster BetterContinue reading “E.P.O.”
“What does it mean that success is as dangerous as failure? Whether you go up the ladder or down it, your position is shaky. When you stand with your two feet on the ground, you will always keep your balance.” –Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (translated by Stephen Mitchell) We all want to haveContinue reading “There Is No There, There”