Guess what? I have done some really amazing things in my life and I am sure you have too. And life is not over yet. This whole conception of art as the craft of life brings us to doing new and different things just like we would try if we were a conventional artist in a studio.
In this sense, as I have said before, we literally have all of material reality at our disposal when we think about what to work with. Everything is a go as long as we keep respect and reverence at the fore in my opinion.
I have always wanted to go to India. That is one dream that I have not done yet. But sometimes I wonder if the dreams that we picture in our life especially early on are like translations of what we actually want. Because after all sometimes maybe even a lot of times we do not even know what we truly want.
That is the magic of life after all. So many surprises. So many twists and turns. I thought I was going to be a musician for a long time in my twenties, first like Richard D. James then more like Coldplay. The dream shifted and changed just like life. I don’t know. The more I listen to podcasts and such about dreaming the more I just want to find my dreams in a glass of water. It is attainable and miraculous all at once.
The truth is right now I am really sort of living my dream, maybe for the first time in my life. I have a day job which is actually a night job that is allowing me to work on my writing and my visionary ideas. Yes, I said visionary. I actually feel like a visionary. I do not think that is something to be ashamed of or embarrassed about feeling. Maybe it will wax and wane but for now, I am happy to have a strong and secure feeling about what life is all about which includes knowing that there is a great and vast deal of it that I do not know nor will perhaps ever know.
I am doing quite a lot to strengthen my core to be at ease in my spirit with this. And the ease is coming more and more as I become more supple, more vulnerable.
So regardless of what you have done, there is more to do. I hope that you can truly feel in the experience of the everyday the truth and the miracle and the wonder of it all. Not so much that it freaks you out but just enough to keep you good and happy and wonderful. Now go out there and create the life you want to the extent that you can and just let all the rest be! All my best to you dear artists!