Jun 20, 2012

Solstice Eve and the Black-Footed Ferret of my life

"...the time is now for all of us.  Your life is a work of art.  Living is a creative act.  We are all creating every day, in all kinds of ways--we merely forget to witness the resonance of our creations as the rhythms of life become regular.  Add in the typical responsibilities and distractions of modern life, and creativity starts to feel like a special, decadent dessert instead of our daily bread.  It happens gradually, quietly, as our choices become habits, and saving time starts taking precedence over saving our artistic inclinations.  Then suddenly, without warning or note, we are flatlining--living, but not alive.  This is not the kick-ass life we've glimpsed for ourselves in our most free and imaginative moments.  We can do better." 
--Mary Beth Maziarz from her book "Kick-Ass Creativity: an Energy Makeover for Artists, Explorers, and Creative Professionals

I'm reading Mary's book (yeah, me, reading) and found this passage to pinpoint my current position.  Creating has become a decadent dessert, taking time to create a guilty pleasure that I only do when EVERYTHING else is done.  Of course, that makes it RARE!   Much like the Black Footed Ferret, they still exist but whoa are they ever hard to find!  So, how to change this?  I'll keep reading...

In the meantime, HAPPY SOLSTICE!!

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