Our natural state is joy. Anything less is an indication of resistance to love.
This post is about the ‘Love’ in love, art & fear. Sometimes it is easier to write about what love is not rather that what love is. I’m human and get caught up in romance, fantasy and delusion. In this place I’m not myself. I’m insecure because I’m forgetting the most important thing on Earth…
I AM LOVE.
Love is not something I do, it is what I fundamentally identify myself with and from this outflows my entire life. Infinite Love is our true foundational identity. If we are experiencing anything less, it is because we are falsely identifying with something less than that truth. ”I’m only human” is a bullshit excuse. You are love. Simple. If you do something stupid or act in a nasty way, it is because you have forgotten that you are love.
Fear cannot stand in the place of love.
At our very core is the truth of who we are. This is pure love and joy. The challenge is in getting past the pain that has encrusted over that love through experience (disappointment and despair). Most people stop at the pain layer and live a life of quiet misery. Don’t do that. You are worth so much more.
Break through the pain layer.
Be the love that you are.
If we lose a car, there is an opportunity for a new, better car or to save money by walking.
If our house burns down, there is a chance to build a new life.
If we lose our job the potential for growth awaits as we take a new direction toward our true vocation and purpose.
If someone should die, there is a moment to reflect on our own life and make any necessary adjustments to become more loving and kind. We only have this moment. Life is a precious gift.
If we part ways we have an opportunity to go knowing that we assisted each other in growth, have many cherished memories and are complete within ourselves. New experiences are just around the corner.
If we should die, let’s die knowing that ours was and is an example of a life well lived. Let’s leave with a smile, knowing that the world is a better place for the gifts we gave with our heart.
I always figured that the Cheetah represented the obsessive progression of Man. In this case, the Cheetah stands on top of the result of ignorance. The business of control and war meets the provisions of religious ignorance.
Progression at all costs.
My friend Trevor Beaudreau created this masterpiece with pencil crayon. I’m not sure how long it took him but it was one of the few works that he completed before he took his own life.
You probably won’t be able to see it from the computer, but Trevor put so much into the details. The rats and the tree alone are phenomenal. If you do look really close, you can see the skulls drawn into the guns, clouds and spots on the Cheetah.
I do miss my friend. I feel that he would had gone on to do some great works. It’s just too bad he didn’t stick around long enough to overcome his own shit.
This is my 265th post. I only have 99 to go to fulfill my personal commitment to do a blog post a day for a year. Weird. I’ve grown accustomed to doing this. It doesn’t make me money and not too many people would care if I gave up but I don’t care about that. This has been a fantastic exercise in creative development and discipline.
I’m not sure what I will do after I have completed this process but if you know me you’d know that it is difficult to shut me up.
I have already started another blog called www.lovewineandfood.com with my friend Serge. It’s just in the beginning stages but it will be the central hub for all things love, all things wine and all things food. Or perhaps some Angel investor will read about the recreational music making/community development activities that I do with seniors, kids, refugees and people with special needs and kick in some cash to the cause. Who knows?
I also thought it would be neat and easy to compile the 365 posts of love, art & fear into a book or two or three. I’m not sure yet but it does feel fucking great to have these options available:)
So far, I’ve over-come some fears, made some friends in the States, the UK and India and have learned that it is absolutely okay to express yourself without restraint or censorship.
Thank you for reading.