Right after that post, I made a decision to interpret 600 BC Chinese philosopher and poet Lao Tzu’s “Tao Te Ching” from an artist’s point of view. In its obscure, yet fascinating philosophies, I am finding more understanding of the life process and myself. It comes to me more experientially, which makes the writing even more challenging. This is when the intelligence doesn’t serve but hinders the understanding
What am I taking with me into the next year?
1) To, as they say, “go with the flow”, be flexible.
2) To accept everything that comes my way (without labeling).
3) To try not to understand everything… things are clearer without the understanding….when the mind is empty.
4) To trust my own feelings, as they are much more intelligent than my mind ….
5) There is much more to nothingness than one can imagine.
6) The less has more….the simple is rich.
7) We come to this world with all the real knowledge, which we lose in the process of “growing up”, with supervision from those who have forgotten as well….to remember.
Just like in Sumi-e painting, by working with contrasts, I am trying to create harmony on the paper of my life…..