Moving forward bit by bit…goals for tomorrow: get help making a crate, eliminate excess paper down to one file box, research art insurance.
Today I spent the afternoon in the dance school where I grew up with creative movement. My father still leads his class, as he did back when I was a boy. This is the second time in the last twelve months I have had the opportunity to watch and participate in the creative process with the person who is the greatest male artistic influence in my life.
He learns while teaching, being an expert, and a child…all at the same time.
After yesterday’s post about art being the opposite of the broken lamp, I took a deep breath, and I went to the storage space where my childhood possessions are kept in Illinois. I experienced the proverbial broken lamp first hand today.
After assessing and separating my possessions from ages 0-22 into categories, furniture, books, clothes, papers, art, misc, I began the choice making.
First, I shared most of my teenage clothes with a local charity. Then, after dinner with my father, I gathered and packed the first load of possessions to evaluate.
I am reserving a few days to process art, letters, writings.
"I'm taking the question marks in my life and bending them into exclamation points. I am the human interrobang." Pete Ippel #ALLRISK ‽
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SHARISM is a Mind Revolution: The more you share, the more you receive. It is a ideology which promotes the sharing culture and economy as a way of thinking.
“Being patient, forgiving, and methodical set me free.”
How I did it: I visualized what I wanted my ideal space to be like. I started sharing my goal with others. I gave away or sold things that I found distracting.
Lessons & tips: Take the risk to give / sell the things that take your attention away from what your goals are.
Resources: Charitable causes will take any belongings you may not want or need. It’s satisfying to think that someone else may get use out of what one doesn’t need.
It took me 3 years.
It made me Focus.
It’s about knowing that life is finite, as is energy in any given form or shape. Energy flows out and in, to and from any vessel, and energy cannot be destroyed.
It’s the longing and the emptiness that allows for the kinetic and dynamic to enter. Harmony is false, because it denies flow. Being full is false, because it denies longing.
Openness allows for boundaries to exist, just as boundaries allow for openness…Thereby creating a vessel for energy. If there are no boundaries, there can be no peace nor present.