Obedience to the work…

I’m obsessively fascinated by and with creativity. There’s just something so mysterious about it. I’ve devoted so much time to pondering it and thinking about it and reading about it and practicing it…but I still don’t think I’m any closer to understanding it. And actually…I think that’s what I love the most about it.

I think that being involved in some kind of artistic endeavor, or participating in some form of creative practice means coming to the realization that you are more of a conduit than a ‘creator’.

Creating is never creation ex nihilo, it’s never creation from nothing, it’s never out of nothing. I think there’s always something teeming just below the surface, just out of sight. Even ‘nothingness’ isn’t ‘nothing’. Nothingness isn’t a vacuous void of utter absence. It is empty of essence but it is permeating with presence. Nothingness is an emptiness pregnant with ‘everything’. It is the raw possibility and potentiality percolating within every present moment.

In this regard, I think that ‘creating’ is more about facilitation than it is about fabrication. It’s more about opening a door and stepping out of the way.

In the newest episode of my podcast we try to talk about creativity and the creative process.

You can listen here: https://bit.ly/2Gidun2

Or you can get it on iTunes, Spotify, stitcher, and wherever else you get Podcasts.

Keep showing up, keep doing the work, fail boldly, and let’s make something meaningful!

Filming/Recording in Progress…

So a while ago I received a book to review.

The book is called The Lotus and the Rose: A Conversation Between Tibetan Buddhism and Mystical Christianity. The book is a series of transcribed conversations between Lama Tsomo, an American lama in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, and Matthew Fox, a former Roman Catholic priest.

Lama Tsomo is not only a teacher and author, she is also the co-founder of the Namchak Foundation and the Namchak Retreat Ranch. Matthew Fox, as we stated previously , is a former catholic priest within the Dominican order. He became an Episcopal Priest after being expelled from the Dominican Order for “disobedience”.

Fox seemed to have ruffled a lot of feathers with the Roman Catholic Church because of his theological stances that run counter to the Church’s and because of his refusal accept and promote stances on certain issues advanced by the Church. Thus, Fox was ultimately dismissed. He sounds like my kind of guy.

If you’re kind of a religious studies nerd like I am, then this book will probably spark your interest. I’m currently working on a podcast episode and an accompanying YouTube about this book.

So stay tuned for that!

Keep showing up, keep doing the work, fail boldly, and let’s make something meaningful!

Episode 7 – Let’s Talk About Creativity…

Episode 7 – Let’s Talk About Creativity…

Hey Friends!

Happy Friday!

I feel like everything I’ve posted on this page recently has begun with an apology…

This is will be no exception then, lol.

I haven’t posted here in a bit…I’m sorry…

I’ve had a lot of projects going on right now, and I haven’t done a very good job “documenting the process”.

In fact, that’s something I talked a little bit about in the recent episode of my podcast. I try to dip a toe into explaining what my creative process is like sometimes.

If you haven’t had a chance to check it out you listen here.

I’m actually in the process of recording a new episode of the podcast, I’m going to try my hand at some book reviews. So stay tuned for that!

Keep showing up, Keep doing the work, Fail Boldly, and Make Something Meaningful!