“To be simple means to make a choice about what’s important and to let go of all the rest. When we are able to do this, our vision expands, our heads clear and we can better see the details of our lives in all their incredible wonder and beauty.” via Jeff, p. 154 from The Zen of Creativity: Cultivating Your Artistic Life by John Daido Loori
“Letting go of all the rest” is an on-going, spiritual practice for me.
Distraction is so very seductive. The key is, I suppose, a healthy balance between dancing wildly at bohemian costume parties and staying home on a full-moon night to write when the entire kingdom is at the ball.
Then, from Tish G., another great reminder that calms my chameleon heart:
“Inside my heart, there's this little Buddha very serene, who always reminds me that it's all just zen. Life is all just zen. And the world falls away....everything matters and nothing matters. It is what it is, in this moment, and that is all. That is how you learn to move between the worlds.”
I_will_grow _feathers_and_ fangs, and paint my dreams. I will play with monsters rather than fight them, and invite the snake in for tea. I will feed the Cyclopes. I’m heading to the jungle where the wild things are.