The Battle With Our and Other's Reality
Let your mind drift
Are you a.... or a person?
Do not believe a word those “just the facts” guys say. Not one word about subjectivity, sensitivity and creativity out of their mouth needs to be your reality. It is lopsided. And here we go with a tough one. Do not believe one word from a person who tells you that their religious rules are real.
We are not saying here that what these lineal thinkers think is wrong to them. What we are saying that they are boxing you in if you let them. Just imagine these three claims made by anyone who is creative.
“I am a writer”. The response is ha ha ha! No really, what do you do?
“I am a singer”. “That is nice” but what do you really do?
“I am an artist”. How special, how much do you make a year?
In my very real case. “I am a stay at home dad, who consults and writes”. “That’s cool but what do you do for a living?”
See how that goes and do not tell us that it is not accurate when discussing what we do with a full blown only linear thinker. These comments indicate that yes you are thinking out of the box, but in your case it is so far out that you are in outer space.
Did you know that you have a full human license to not define yourself by what you do to make money? Think of an extreme example. A fine lady is an officer in the PTA, has two wonderful children to whom she is an excellent mother. She has full license to call herself a mom. The fact that she is a high class whore is not who she is. How about a bean counting bookkeeper who is one of 40 in a large corporation. But last Saturday she won the state championship surfing competition. Maybe I am wrong but I would call her a surfer – not a bean counter.
Let us look at the question; Are you a creator?
A vision must be taught but not restrained
Do not tell anyone but I have not always been a free man. And yet I always have.
I am not entitled to one damned thing, but the world is entitled to my best effort.
I believe that there is something that you wish you could do. Matter of fact I would bet a whole lot that you do. The first hurdle you have to face is actually admitting you want to do something. Funny huh. My young son says he does not like to eat certain foods he has never tasted. This tells me that it is in our nature to first decide we don’t want to…. Come on, the most common dislike is change. I admit it and I am one who don’t let no moss gather around me. Brutal on a spouse when the other spouse changes without permission. Funny huh!
So my advice to those who are married, that when you get over denying what you really want to do, you tell your spouse right away. Don’t just walk in the house one day and say I am turning pro singing. Let me tell you that changing professions on your own without support is just plain stupid.
The other factor here is the insanity reaction like what we discussed above. You just don’t get to declare to someone important. But that does not mean that you can get by without declaring it to yourself. Think it, be it, but be smart.
Niches are a bitch. This idea that we start our journey and have a goal in mind to reach, succeed and end a winner is just about the best ticket to unhappiness in your new endeavor. You stepped out of your comfort zone, congratulations. I beg of you to not just get into another one. “He is a fantastic carpenter and makes good money” but he just might be a better furniture designer and maker. And then he just should give carving a try. And then, and then and then.
We have a direct connection with our fear. It is important to take a look at that fear. In creative endeavors we must feel the fear. Because that is the direction we must take.
This concept takes us full circle. Our “being” is not contingent on our success. Think of it as a gift to the world and therefor your God. No, no not the completed piece of creation, that is fine, but it is in the essence of the creat”ing” rather than creat”ed” where we please our piece of existence. Yes we must ultimately do it for ourselves. Why? Because our part of the whole is all we have control over. So in order to lift up and energize and synergize we have to be adding something. And that is our creativity. Failure is only a mental creative tool it is not possible as a real thing.
So can you create? Hell yes. So do it. I wonder what it will be, or I should say, “I wonder what it will being”.
I started out just fine
This here be somebodies put it all on the creative line. Wow!!!! Get it on and love that one your are with - that may be you.
Can you fail and feel good?
Can you live with just touching one life?
I was so afraid to hit the publish button. Baby If I can do it peeing my pants, you can do it better.
Let us take a further look at the “we”. I live here on earth with you. If you want to you can watch TV and get on FB and hate the other side. But that is stealing from my portion of the we as sure as if you took my wallet. You have no moral, spiritual or human right to deny me of your creativity. There really is not you and me in this humanity we celebrate. There is a huge energy of love that binds us together. So you got no damn right to cheat us out of what is really you/us.
This brings us to one another and a part of creativity that is the essence of good. It is the required necessity to belong to a congregation. Please do not join the church of creativity if you are not willing to share your work and lift up and cherish and encourage your fellow parishioner.
There is this really cool hike people do over in Spain. It is a tough hike for some. I think they are just ordinary Christians that do the hike. Something to do with a kind of reenactment of something spiritual, maybe Muslim also.
But the folks going down who made it greet the folks going up in their journey with ultreya which quite literally is an encouragement “Onward!!” We owe that greeting to fellow travelers of those that overcame their fear and began to create.
So we are happiest when we admit desire, overcome fear and share our work. We are most unhappy and the most moribund when we try to gain the approval of the general public. Really an athlete or a painter worry about how much they sell for or how many hits/views they get? Nope those folks do not create. The produce. Good for them, better than being a serial killer.
Let us try to get in your heart. Do you love you? Do you think you deserve real happiness? Do you want to share joy with others and be a light of love? Well bubbas and bubbettes you have got to pony up. Show me you love me by leading the way through the path of resistance and fear reveal to me the light of galloping into creativity. If you can do it, I can do it.
And remember my good friends today I rely on you for a hand up and a kick in the pants. I hope tomorrow you may rely on me for the same yet different. But forever let us count on God made manifest in Love.