I love the process of oil painting, it’s smooth, soothing and meditative. At the same time, I hate the process of cleaning up after oil painting and waiting for the finished work to dry. I don’t know how I’m doing this, sometimes I can touch a canvas after weeks and still get my hands dirty. […]
what’s the meaning of
only a very wise head could
give birth to such a nonsense
why don’t you put it aside for one moment
shake your limbs like a madman and
let them take you astray
who’s left to ask about meaning
when all is lost
in ecstatic motion
We do not “come into” this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree. As the ocean “waves,” the universe “peoples.” Every individual is an expression of the whole realm of nature, a unique action of the total universe. Alan Watts, The Book
When there is no way out, there is still always a way through. So don’t turn away from the pain. Face it. Feel it fully. Feel it — don’t think about it! Express it if necessary, but don’t create a script in your mind around it. Eckhart Tolle – The Power of Now Today is […]
Rushing into action, you fail.
Trying to grasp things, you lose them.
Forcing a project to completion,
you ruin what was almost ripe.
Today was one of these days. I slept poorly a few nights in a row, woke up with a headache, then a super tough chat set the tone for the rest of the day. As much as I tried to concentrate, I couldn’t. I was emotionally bankrupt before 11am, and even the easiest things seemed […]
Quality life starts with quality questions. No matter how tough it is, I still get to choose what questions I ask myself, what I focus on, in what direction I push my internal chatter. There are questions that always lead to nowhere.Why can’t I normally get out of bed in the morning like every sane […]
I walked around the rooftop garden
In my glass and ivory tower
Praying for rain to nourish
My well-manicured pot plants
The rain came along with a
That dragged us all screaming
Into the heart of the ocean
You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
There are things that cannot be put into words. Out of all human beings, Rumi Jalal ad-Din got pretty damn close. His poems are tsunami waves that drag you deep into the ocean. I never thought I would translate poetry, but if that’s the only way to share his words with my family, I might […]