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Inspiration: The Bird that Dies in the Palm of Your Hand

Updated on August 7, 2015
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"Every artist dips his brush into his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures." - Henry Ward Beecher, 1813-87, Writer/Reformer

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"Trust and wait ...


.When the student is ready,

the Teacher will arrive."

Finding my creative juices at a low ebb, I decided to write something simple, something more technical.

A simple list would be a good start:

  1. MBA
  2. BAON – is the word In Pilipino meaning ‘packed lunch’

Creating a funny/silly story to remember the 2-item list:

“While going through your daily routine of obtaining your MBA, remember to bring your BAON to school.”

Below is the drill down of the letters that comprise the mnemonics of our 2-item list:

Meditation: Silent sitting Meditation – begin your day right

4Rs or Mindful awareness in going about – be conscious of your thoughts and feelings, but not judging as neither good nor bad. See “Prayer Beyond Thoughts: …”

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Balance: Balance time between required tasks and interests/hobbies

Bakit …? Start life anew, ask God your questions. Be alert for cues that He sends in answer.

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Adventure: Approach each moment with a sense of Adventure or newness; Awareness

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Observer: Adapt an outside Observer point of view noticing Objectively what you are thinking, feeling, doing

:without judgment,

... be present in the Now

Meditation, depending on your tradition, can be replaced by prayer or such thing as a simple thought as you wake up, “Thank You for a generous, loving Universe,” before proceeding elsewhere, e.g., to the bathroom for the next routine.

Bakit …?” in the vernacular means “Why …?” in English. Once one has developed that level of intimacy with one’s Creator and the Universe, it becomes a matter of course to be asking, when something is happening, what the lesson is about; what I have come to learn from this.

Note that we can be the one to answer the “What?” (“Ano?” in the vernacular) of our need and should also develop our intuitive faculty and discern what God wants from us, so that in tandem our partnership can bring about what is best for the situation, for ourselves, our family, our community, etc. Know that as we request, we need to let go as to the results because we mostly do not know what’s best for us. God alone can determine what's best for all.

Never concern yourself with the “How?” or “Paano?” of the mechanics of the possibility or seemingly difficult-to-impossible things will get done. That is God’s job.

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Normally, my hub or article ideas come through from my silent sitting meditation or while I’m busy with a task that does not require thinking. It’s like the said task somehow has put my mind to birthing creative ideas.

As regards to the process of writing itself, I notice that I do it best when I don’t push myself, when I just let the words flow from my fingertips on to the keyboard.

This reminds me of a story somewhere, that when Walt Disney was still a small boy a bird that he had loved so much died in the palm of his hand. The boy had wanted to keep the bird so much, resulting in his fingers and palm unwittingly suffocating the creature of beauty, such that it died in the palm of his hand.

I am no longer sure of the source of that story. I had tried google-ing it up but no results were obtained.

Anyway, that’s how it feels somehow with writing. We tend to want to finish the hub or article as fast as we could, especially if we have other chores to accomplish. But creative writing does not work that way. The more you stress, the less you accomplish.

Creative juices, like a fragile bird, can get strangled in the palm of your own hand.

So what to do now that I’m not feeling any Creative Juices? As per tip to writer’s, from Robert Pirzig and Julia Cameron. Just write anything.

Fair enough.

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I’d like to write about the silent sitting meditation popup words I obtained this morning:

  1. Sama
  2. Sensei

Which are both honorific forms of addressing people in the Nihongo language.

Sama is a more respectful form than San (Ms., Miss, Mrs., Mr.), but both of them are used to address someone whom one is familiar with. It pleases me to address my high level guide Quirinus as Quirinus Sama and my higher self, Amadeus Sama.

And Mother Earth, who holds the secret to all of mankind’s wisdom, Gaia Sensei.

And myself, like everyone else, as divine.

Namaste!

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PostScript:

If I remember correctly, the strong feeling Walt experienced with regards to the bird dying served as the impetus for the creation of his Disney characters and a multi-million dollar entertainment industry that is now well known as Disneyland et al.

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When the student is ready, the sensei will arrive.

The next inspiration will come of its own accord.

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