I just want to do art, all of the time. I don’t want to “make a living”. I don’t want to “clock in and out”. I don’t want to live a life, counting down minute hands on a clock. I just want to do art, all of the time. Whys it gotta be so damn difficult to just live?
I’ve been slowly working on a compilation series of writings I have experienced and documented over the past five years. Its a lot more difficult than I would have expected.. walking down memory lane of long lost tears and unkept scars on surface of an illusional thick skin. The first week I went tumbling through a series of emotional roller coasters and had to walk away.. I might never finish. Now I know why its taken me this long to begin.
1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. 2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. 3. Follow the three Rs: Respect for self, Respect for others, Responsibility for all your actions. 4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. 5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly. 6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship. 7. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it. 8. Spend some time alone every day. 9. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values. 10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer. 11. Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time. 12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life. 13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past. 14. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality. 15. Be gentle with the earth. 16. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before. 17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other. 18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
i begin a detox cleanse tomorrow but not the master, which is what i normally do. this time, i am doing the raw food - “no sugar, no wheat, no dairy, no meat” detox. it is along the lines of my particular dosha and will work well with the outcome i am striving for.
i am looking forward to tomorrow. the only part i am not looking forward to is the “no caffeine” aspect.. no coffee? for 10 days? ugh..