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Filling the Gap With Laughter

 

“I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me.”
— Tracee Ellis Rose

 

I want to have the time and space for myself and others. I want to make good use of my time and energy so that I am producing and meditating, calm, silent and when I wish to be active. I wish to have more of myself to share but to do that I need more time to gain myself. Part of that is utilizing those 1440 minutes every day, sleeping some and meditating some and goofing off some and working some and sharing some. How to find the correct proportions for that has eluded me so far but it will happen. Part of it is avoiding pits and pitfalls including social media. Part of it is discipline and not getting down on myself when the discipline falls through. I see the road ahead (well most of it and I value the surprises) and I will follow through. Ultimately, and this is the trick, I intend to enjoy the trip and I can’t do that if I am beating myself up. Thus I will fill the gap between where I am and where I wish to be with laughter and enjoy even the missteps along the way.
Blessings, G

 

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In His Keep2In His Keep by G A Rosenberg

 

Elemental RipplesElemental Ripples by G A Rosenberg

 

Following Our Dreams but Remaining Open to Our Lives

 

“When someone is searching,” said Siddhartha, “then it might easily happen that the only thing his eyes still see is that what he searches for, that he is unable to find anything, to let anything enter his mind, because he always thinks of nothing but the object of his search, because he has a goal, because he is obsessed by the goal. Searching means: having a goal. But finding means: being free, being open, having no goal. You, oh venerable one, are perhaps indeed a searcher, because, striving for your goal, there are many things you don’t see, which are directly in front of your eyes.”
— Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

 

Do you know what its like to try too hard? I sure do. I remember one time back when I was a young adult. As a teenager, I collected coins tho I had long before given it up. One day I needed money and I remembered that I had one coin in my collection that was worth quite a bit to me in those days. I could easily bring it down to the collector’s shop and get around one hundred and fifty dollars for it. If only I could find it. I only had about an hour to get to the shop before it closed. I pulled out the cases that housed my collection and started rummaging through the collection. I kept digging through and digging through but I couldn’t find that one coin I knew that I had. I must have gone through hundred of coins of lesser value, ones that I would only get five to ten dollars apiece for but I needed that $150. I went searching for two hours and eventually found it tho the store had long since closed. . I then realized what I had been doing and I started laughing out of the sheer silly frustration of it all. I would have had more than enough money if I had only grabbed the coins of lesser value. Together they added up to way more than the one I sought.
It’s like that sometimes when we want something badly. We become so focused on what we want and how we are to go about getting it that we lose sight of all the smaller things that in the long run may benefit us even more. It would be much more useful if we remained open to what was in our path even as we worked toward our goals knowing that the whole of many small things combined can often be greater than the tunnel vision accomplishment of our set goal. I am not saying that we shouldn’t set our intent on goals but it helps if we remain open to what else lies in our path.
Blessings, G

 

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Last Remnant of a Dying OrderLast Remnant of a Dying Order by G A Rosenberg

 

Butterfly Seeking A Way OutButterfly Seeking a Way Out by G A Rosenberg

 

Show Them The Sky

“If anyone shows us the ceiling, We’ll show them sky”
— Steve Roggenbuck

 

Many people are all to happy to not only post their limits but show us ours as well. “If you want to get along in this world you must always act in a friendly fashion.” “Don’t bit off more than you can chew.” We end up with the best of intentions discouraging our own dreams before others can do it for us. They do it with the best of intentions. They don’t want to see us disappointed if we do not succeed in our dreams. Stay realistic we are told, dream big but not too big. Why? I would rather be hurt reaching for a dream and failing than ever limiting myself by not trying at all. Go outside look at the sky. Do you see a limit on how high you can reach? We are supposed to be limitless beings and we are. It is only when we accept ceilings that we get stuck. Don’t look at ceilings, look at the sky.
When you reach for your dreams, know what happens? You just may rise higher than you dreamed and if you fall so what? Your new floor (starting place) will be the high side of their ceilings.
Blessings, G

 

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StarburstStarburst by G A Rosenberg

 

Dragon's BreathDragon’s Breath by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – February 9 2013

“Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.”
― Miyamoto Musashi

 

We tend to overlook those things closest to us. Often we take for granted the things and people that help us the most in life because knowing we can count on them, we accept them as being there never quite realizing the gifts they give us every day. Likewise sometimes we miss taking steps towards our goals because they seem so far away. Yep if we hold them in sight they get closer every day. A lot of wisdom can be found in Miyamoto Musashi’s “The Book of the Five Rings”. There are after all many ways to be a warrior.
Blessings, G

 

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Stellar Recital2
Stellar Recital by G A Rosenberg

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Hub
Hub by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – January 14 2013

“We must never stop dreaming. Dreams provide nourishment for the soul, just as a meal does for the body. Many times in our lives we see our dreams shattered and our desires frustrated, but we have to continue dreaming. If we don’t, our soul dies, and agape cannot reach it.”
― Paulo Coelho

 

Sometimes dreams can bring up things that we never imagined. We see ourselves in a way that we never have before and new potentials arise. Other times our pasts enter into the fray and we see scenes that we revisit and gain a whole new understanding. Sometimes we’re given a vision and we wake up knowing that we have to see it through. It could be something as mundane as asking a certain person out or going to see a movie. Other times it can be something life altering where a new goal arises…that we feel compelled to see through. I’ve been lucky in that i have followed those dreams into heartbreak, into madness and occasionally into love. The most important things I’ve learned about dreams is to never run away from them…
Blessings, G

 

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Strength
Tarot – Strength by G A Rosenberg

 

Jewled Vision

Jewelled Vision by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – December 13 2011

““The joy of life consists in the exercise of one’s energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal.”
–Aleister Crowley

or what’s a heaven for? Tho i believe that when he said ideal Ol’ Aleister did not mean goals. A goal, to me would be more the setting of one’s intent or a use of will to make something happen. An ideal, perfecting one’s spirit or the spirit of humanity, that would be a far different story.
So I have been (albeit at probably way too languid a pace) preparing for the first showing of my art Saturday, an attainable goal, tho not one I had ever set as much as fell into it. The idea of selling my art I find interesting and perhaps the next step in this artistic path that I seem to be on. I’ll report on how it works out 🙂
Namaste, G

Oh yeah, a bit of a note on the lower of the two pieces tonight. Once more I have been experimenting a bit with technique and style…therefore a sketch as there is definitely something not quite ‘finished’ about it.

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Gateway by G A Rosenberg

Colourplay ‘Sketch’ by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – October 19 2011

“I was so much older then
I’m younger than that now”
–Bob Dylan

..and so I am. This past year I feel like I’ve de-aged, perhaps unlearned some things that might have helped me live one kind of life but not the kind I want to live now. I have been inspired, ignited and taught constantly, as much by myself as by others but so much from others and perhaps I’m finally gaining a sense of priorities. We’ll see where it leads..
A few goals for this next year:
1) I wish to delve into more how I relate to different archetypes. What does it mean to be a warrior? a teacher? a healer? How do I develop further, evoke those sides of myself.
2) Find more ways, preferably through my art and writings to bring more money in financially. Tho computer training is always good.
3) Meditate every day (for longer and longer periods of time)
4) Work on the difference between down time and wasting time.
5) More study time every day would be good also. Hmmm I may have to cut down on my FB time =)

                    –ga rosenberg

“and if i claim to be a wise man
it surely means that I don’t know”
-Kansas

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Shades of Infinity by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day March 19 2011

“When someone is seeking … it happens quite easily that he only sees the thing that he is seeking; that he is unable to find anything, unable to absorb anything … because he is obsessed with his goal. Seeking means: to have a goal; but finding means: to be free, to be receptive, to have no goal”

HERMANN HESSE, Siddhartha

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Stepping Out by G A Rosenberg