fear no art
It doesn’t matter if it’s a spouse, significant other, client, customer, stranger, or yourself… having the courage to step into the moment with genuine vulnerability and love will diffuse and turn around almost any situation. The trick is that it has to be real, full-on, and deeply authentic.
You will scream and cry from the agony it causes you. You think you may die as you feel your world being turned inside out from the exposure of your authentic self. You will grasp at anything nearby, screaming profanities, red-eyed and sweating. You will wish to be numbed with the hardest drugs ...
Commit to telling your stories in faithful matrimony of the most polyamorous kind because -- let us face it -- we have many stories, with many layers, and each one is The One -- so let us just keep it hush-hush and get on with it.
Remember the only rule: that there really are no rules. Freedom is uncertainty. Freedom is the questions. Freedom is the open road, all exits yours for the taking, as you whirl on by them toward the abyss, your trail of fire blazing.
The artistic medium serves well as a stronghold, from where we can develop and refine creative expression. As such, I found a stronghold in my paralysis, to internally create a spiritually supporting mind/body, and free it from reactive influence through artistic application.
Each moment that any of us (and I mean any of us) sit in meditation, say a prayer, practice Yoga, count a mala or rosary bead, or even, simply take a mindful breath while skateboarding, hiking, making love or rocking out at a concert, truly benefits all beings.