I have started writing about it in the previous post, so I am curious if I can take my ideas even further this time around, or what has changed in the couple of days since that.
A big part of the difference I want to make, as I mentioned, is introducing as many people to the inside-out understanding of human experience. Because I believe it will make world a better place. When people will understand that their happiness does not come from the amount of money or stuff they have, they will be able wiser choices about where to put their attention and effort. When people will understand that their happiness does not depend on what their neighbor, friend or spouse want, say or do, there will be less conflicts, these conflicts will be resolved faster, and they will leave no traces (I’ve heard recently that true meaning of forgiveness is being able to return to the feeling you had before anything ever happened, “as good as new”). When people understand that their negative feelings come from their thinking in the moment, there will be less motivation to hide or cover those feelings in any addictive substances or behaviors, and higher degrees of self-acceptance and self-love.
However, as I mentioned in the opening of this series, I am also attracted to music and photography. Yes, these media can be of use for fulfilling the purpose written above. But for me, they have value on their own as well. I do want to create music in the free flow of creative expression. I do want to do photos of beautiful things that I notice along the path of my life. And within this direction, within these areas of my life I want to spread the message of what it is to be human, how wonderful and beautiful our “ordinary” human life is. I want to inspire others to open themselves to their creativity and fuller, richer expressions of who they are. I want to show up in my life through art to inspire others to show up in their lives for their calling.
Yet, both themes will definitely be intertwined. At the very least, both sharing the inside-out understanding and making art will carry forward a “footprint” of my presence, of my soul. They will come through me and have a certain flavor, certain feeling of who I am in the world, of how much I am tapping into the unknown, of how much I am in sync with the universal intelligence, with the energy behind life. But even more, I believe that each step on my journey will enhance these qualities. My work with sharing the principles will deepen my own understanding, and help me to reach more ease and higher performance in my art. Surrendering to creativity, the process of making something in form from the formless energy, as well as end results of this process – all will give me a practical, experiential, deeper feeling of how life functions. Working on making art will create a database of events and memories on which I could rely when talking about human experience.
Due to specifics of my past story, I know I am currently putting a much higher stake on and hope for the principles work. Somehow, this is where the flow has been leading me in the last six months, and what has unfolded, the beauty of it and the depth of it has made a tremendous difference and brought a lot of joy into my own life. Compared to that, creative direction was very quiet, almost still.
However, I also know that nothing is “set in stone”. That each day is a new day, and even each moment is a new moment. A new thought can create a totally different experience of being alive, and the quiet voice of wisdom together with the energy of life can bring me into new situations, new encounters with people, it can bring new and valuable resources, in form or formless, to make a change in my day-to-day activities and thoughts about the future.
And I know that this new life of synchronicities and coincidences, of surrendering to the unknown and seeing everyday miracles which come from being the conduit for the energy behind life… this new life will be more exciting and adventurous that the life designed and created by the little mind of a fixed identity ever could.