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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Laying Track


Frame each thought match the matting the glass is clear, on an empty wall find a spot that buttons like your best shirt. Your Bright eyed-dea looks good on you, I am not just talking about objects or imagery, you’re doing something greater than yourself by following the train-thought.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Transformation

I can not fail
I will not fail
Failure does not exist

I can not fail
Because failure does not exist
It is not possible to fail

Success is the light I bring
It is my self appointed job to harness the light
Success is to share myself
Which is to share my gifts

I will not give up on this
because giving up does not exist
Not for this reason
I do not see any trace of it in you either
which means to me that I have no trace of it in myself

I have learned to release and I am thankful for it daily

I like it here.
The way forward is a breath
Deep as your eyes
you see, a way through yourself into me

Follow your heart around this town
And I shall example you

Monday, May 2, 2011

Three Kinds of Creation



This is an adaptation from the book Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind.  I wanted to expand on the ideas to what i was thinking when i read the passage. This is both the passage and my own thoughts together.

The first is to be completely aware of ourselves when we finish our painting. During the process of our painting we are absent to ourselves and to our surroundings, we don't even realize that we are painting. We don't even realize we are playing basketball. We don't even realize we are driving. We don't even realize we are reading out loud. We just paint. We just shoot. We just drive. We just read. We are just there. That is the first step in creation. When you are there and everything else is there; everything is created all at once.  Everything emerges. The color, the feeling, the light, the brush, your hand, your eye, the room, the wet and dry, the smudge, the road, the sound, the ball, the net, the fire, the breath, the shape, the wind, the tree, the drum, the plant, the buzz, the ripple.

It all merges from nothing.

The second kind of creation is when you act, or produce or prepare something like french toast or a smoothie.

The third kind is to create something within yourself, such as education, or culture, or art, or achievement, or love or some system for our society.

So there are three kinds of creating, but if you forget the first, the most important one, the other two become meaningless.  Usually people work very hard on the second and third kinds of creation. That is why we have so many problems in this world. When we forget the fundamental source of our creating we become lost.

Why don't they just call it the Find Bin? :)