Recent favorites, 20th January, 2019Posted: January 20, 2019
Jospeh Campbell famously spoke of having a “Bliss Station”, a place or time in the day where nobody or nothing owns you, a place were you make the magic happen, where you do nothing but follow your bliss. My friend Austin Kleon wrote about it well a couple of years ago. A religious monk will have something similar, the first hour in the day set for prayer and meditation.
You can call it anything you want- meditation, following your bliss, spending time with The Lord, prayer and contemplation- what matters is, of course, consciousness and mind expansion, and the cultivation thereof.
This is one of my favorites from 2018. It’s the story of my life.
If you’re a creative professional- writer, artist, filmmaker, dressmaker, poet, it doesn’t matter- this feeling is going hit you sooner or later. However worthy your efforts, there’s always something missing. Not enough recognition, not enough money, not enough critical praise , not enough people liking it for the right reasons.
It only get easier, once you realize that this feeling is normal- so normal, in fact, that if you’re not feeling it, you’re probably doing something wrong.
The Holy people call it contemplation. You’re praying, but not because you’re asking for something, but just trying to be in the God’s presence, trying to experience maximum consciousness.
There may be a better way of spending time on this Earth, but I don’t know of one.
The media chaps certainly are good at making being an entrepreneur LOOK glamorous.
The reality is anything but.
My take? That being an entrepreneur is not something you choose, but you just end up doing because you’re incapable of doing the alternative day job thing.
I like these minimalist cartoons- the ones that tell a lot of story in very few lines. Where the complexity of the story juxtaposes with the simplicity of the execution. It’s actually harder than it looks.