““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.”
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 🙂
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
“I was so much older then
I’m younger than that now”
..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 =)
“and if i claim to be a wise man
it surely means that I don’t know”
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Shades of Infinity by G A Rosenberg
“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