This post is about time. Making time for your creative practice. A friend of mine recently said that time was one of his biggest challenges and I think he was thinking of conventional art practices like writing or painting. The interesting thing about it is that when we think of art as the craft of life, we are constantly in our artwork. Our life itself is the artwork. It is a kind of waking dream that we are constructing or co-constructing with others and a higher power.
So in this sense, it is not about time, it is more about the attention that we give to certain instances or an arising of phenomena. For folks who have been a conventional artist who procures objects or experiences in space-designated studios, this may mean bringing yourself to wake in those particular spaces more often but also with more purpose, with more attention, with a kind of immanence.
I think this is really key to how we carve out so to speak time for ourselves. It is less about carving and more about allowing in a more supple and vulnerable way I feel. And yet with an intensity, a kind of hunger for what serves us honestly and to good ends.
I had initially mentioned something about a timer in another post in regards to my friend’s question that I learned from a mentor. And that approach is effective and matters for sure. But I think and have experienced in my own life that the more involved with my dream I am in the best ways possible the more nice things emerge in that dream, that life and that in a way time finds me, not the other way around. I find that I am spending a ton of time for example on my computer. I am showing up so to speak for my life, for my craft of writing and so on. It is not so much an effort when you truly want to be living what it is you do in that time.
In that sense, it has to be the right timing but also you have to go deep within I feel on a daily basis and really reconnect with your true self. There is a powerful goodness in that I feel and one that will bring you to create and cradle that which you value the most. May goodness be with you always. Goodness matters. Much peace and love in all your endeavors. May your life be filled with beauty and wonder. And may we live to understand, the best we can, the awesome nature of existence. I truly feel that we are all artists and that time is with us all!