Can you love the problems inherent in your industry? The challenges that come with the goals you’ve set? The hoops you have to jump through to get what you want the most?
Every “image” I had of my “ideal” life has been interrupted, derailed, splattered on the road to this sometimes way too fucking complicated, patience-of-Job, deeply deep and BEAUTIFUL life that I find myself in. CORRECTION: I didn’t “find” myself here. I made choices to be here –– right where I am. One choice at a time. Every time you choose to go for a “feeling” instead of an “image”, you’re making a courageous choice.
You know what I want? I want JUST LOVE. Something so pure it transmutes my terror of not getting what I want into what I want the most: JUST LOVE…
We do it for “love,” we do it for spirituality, we do it to polish our halos. We do it because some relationship books tell us to. We do it to look good…
I bless the path that showed itself to me
astute, blind, courageous, clever, faithfully
I forged and floated
The outline of my being
shines brighter than
agreements I made before now…
The long time of loud striving
the symbols of success
keeping time in my head
always a quarter b-b-beat behind…
I am looking
for a place
to put this fire…
My friend Robindra promised he’d show me some DJ ropes (because I wanna spin and mix and stuff when I grow up). He got a gig in North Van and said I could tag along for the night. So I Facebook’d about it, mentioned the locale, said it was a great way to kick off my birthday week, and I put on my black high tops to head out…
Longing to be lifted by love… into the slip stream… to the white light… and back to the elemental truth? Then get THIS playlist going. I’m starting to compile mixes according to Core Desire Feelings. This one’s all for DIVINE.
There’s no way around conflict, you can only go through it.
Light is the most efficient force in the universe. And it’s your very core. Through the chaos, through the darkness, the broken heartedness, we will always circle back to light.
This week is the Week of Luminosity over here. I’m releasing a piece of art in a few days… all for light.
What does “Your True Nature Is Luminous” make you think of?
I asked, you answered.
Pace Smith is so good at asking the deeper questions about what it means to do meaningful work in the world. Unlike most “business” interviews, here we talk a lot about deep desire, hit on The Enneagram, make our way to The 99 Divine Qualities of Sufism and slide into the first base of grace.
Last week over 500 Desire Map Book Clubs gathered in cafes and living rooms and book stores. Boise. London. Brazil. And one group in LA that I surprised!
Do you love the kind of problems that you have in your relationship? Like, can you love the fact that your “work” as a couple is to deepen intimacy? That’s some hard work. But can you honour that that’s your work to do?
My love for you
than any compass could map.
But like a Queen
with the luxury of time and resources…
I’ve been thinking on behalf of Creatives everywhere. I have some questions for us: What have you got in your archive that can be turned into art today? We’re so occupied with creating new and innovative that we can forget our past experiments or the ideas whose time hasn’t come yet. Remember that one idea you had…? Dust it off now and see if it’s got some glimmer to it….
Your inspired flights and flops, and the art that makes your heart flutter, says more about you than any ol’ resume. Here’s my journey, through inspiration, awe and courage…
I get a lot of compliments on the inspirational quotes in THE FIRE STARTER SESSIONS. Here they are, all in one place.
Think you’re starting from scratch? You’re not. Your life is your content.
The moment you say YES is the beginning. It’s not when you give your notice or when your novel is off the press. It’s when you say YES to the desire.
This interview reads like a meditation; at least it does for me. Clemente’s longing for a sense of wholeness and completion; the struggle to find his voice and break away from the order of things; the surrender to one’s desire… Dig in.
Ask your business/product/service/artwork if it has a message or a gift to give you. Receive it. Notice how you receive it.
Years ago in Santa Fe, my friend Navjit and I went to a gathering for Guru Karunamayi. New Mexico is to gurus what New York is to rock stars–they all pass through eventually. So catching a Hindi lecture on a Friday night and then heading to the club was par for the course. So there we were in our leather pants and Timberlands, gold eyeshadow and Betty Paige bangs… in lotus position…
Even if I’m writing fluidly or fire starting with a fellow entrepreneur, I crave little bits of beauty like I crave milk chocolate at about 3:00pm everyday.
The Idea Fairy can be slightly unpredictable. She won’t always show up when you’re in the zone. But she really appreciates being invited.
Every choice is an expression of what we believe. On a daily basis, we make material and aesthetic choices that tell our story. Bold. Understated. Glam. Earthy. We are constantly showing the world who we are, or who we think we are. And the world responds accordingly.
I’d love to paint this year, on large canvasses. I’d also like to build a tree house. And re-pierce my nose. And design a line of post cards. And throw a summer party with a local Mexican trio playing.