Only you can make all this world seem rightOnly you can make the darkness bright –“Only You” song by The Platters Nothing will happen. Unless YOU make it happen. It’s only you. The cavalry isn’t coming. There is no cavalry. It’s only you. You have way more power than you think. Go make your art.
“Imperfect action is better than perfect inaction.” -Harry S. Truman Researchers claim we have 175 cognitive biases. (Wow, that’s a lot.) As with any cognitive bias, the key is awareness. Once you’re informed and aware of said bias, you theoretically can and should be able to make better decisions. Of all the 175 out there,Continue reading “The Action Bias”
“Don’t think. Just do.” -Maverick’s advice to Rooster in Top Gun: Maverick In a movie theatre. Packed house. A bunch of people excited to be there. Giant screen. Wall to wall surround sound. Ice cold air conditioning. Comfortable seats. The smell of popcorn wafting through the air. And Tom Cruise. Say what you want butContinue reading “Why We Love Movies”
Does your art serve you? Or are you serving your art?
“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” -Albert Einstein “If you can let go of passion and follow your curiosity, your curiosity just might lead you to your passion.” -Elizabeth Gilbert “People think of compassion as, like, kindness. The image comes to mind of some nice New Age guy bending to somethingContinue reading “Curiosity & Attentiveness”
Community = Common + Unity. We’re all different people, but we decide to come together. United by a shared set of principles and ideals. Which we continuously strive to uphold and achieve. That striving together and looking out for one another. No matter what. Is what we have in common. We are a community.
“There is no way to happiness – happiness is the way.” -Thich Nhat Hanh Confidence Pride Enthusiasm Happiness Generosity Service Passion Excellence What do all the above traits have in common? They’re not if/then’s. Not something you someday get or earn. (“If I do this, then I’ll be confident.” “If I earn this much money,Continue reading “No If/Then”
A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving. A good artist lets his intuition lead him wherever it wants. A good scientist has freed himself of concepts and keeps his mind open to what is. Thus the Master is available to all people and doesn’t reject anyone. He is readyContinue reading ““How Can I Use This?””
“You are both stars, don’t forget. When the stars exploded billions of years ago, they formed everything that is this world. The moon, the trees, everything we know is stardust. So don’t forget. You are stardust.” -The Rose Peddler’s advice to Jesse & Celine in Before Sunrise For the actor… You are in everyone andContinue reading “You Are Stardust”
“If I look at the mass, I will never act. If I look at the one, I will.” -Mother Teresa We’ll never solve the giant, messy, intractable problems by thinking, fearing, worrying and feeling overwhelmed. Do nothing. Nothing happens. Do something. ONE thing. One tiny, seemingly insignificant thing. Help one person. Make one change. DoContinue reading “Do One Thing”