Hey Life Traveler,
Inspiration is contagious. As one of my spiritual grandparents put it,
The world without spirit is a wasteland. People have the notion of saving the world by shifting things around, changing the rules, and who’s on top, and so forth. No, no! Any world is a valid world if it’s alive. The thing to do is to bring life to it, and the only way to do that is to find in your own case where the life is and become alive yourself.
— Joseph Campbell
This has been the most important lesson of my life. Practicing the Art of Being Alive is the only way I’ve learned to be fully human. To save yourself and in the process, save others through inspiration. It really is the only way to change anything, anyone. When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at — including our life, work, relationships, purpose…inevitably change.
So the first thing is to check our glasses and if they don’t make us fall in love with this heartbroken beautiful world, then take them off and step on them. But don’t forget to replace them with a new, more alive pair, or cynicism will make you blind.
I have put together a collage of inspiration in constant update, so I can hopefully infect you with this life-giving virus, as I have been infected in return by hundred others. Every creation is a co-creation. Paying it forward is the second step.
Click on the sections below for a selection of my best writing online, as well as wellness resources, offers, recipes, book recommendations, quotes, poetry… and more mind/heart/body goodies coming soon.
Thank you for reading. I art you.