Thursday, 11 April 2013
In attempting the creative I acknowledge the spiritual.
I desire the company of good will and kindness to my fellow Creatives. I desire a feeling of kindness towards them no matter where they may be in their journey.
In acknowledging the principles of effort and experience, I reject the impulse towards unkind and unhelpful contentiousness. It will threaten my work.
I am able, in the silence of my heart, to observe the current state of things and gain wisdom and ability from this.
I reject the temptation to criticise for the sake of superiority. The spirit of superiority is counter to the spirit of creativity.
I accept others and benefit from their efforts. I applaud the efforts of others and assume integrity and childlike desire on the part of those engaged: I assume their desire to be like mine--to produce a lasting legacy of meaningful and worthwhile Art.
My desire is to produce beauty and emotionally strengthening material, to find and share my viewpoint; my greater challenge is to reject the temptation to envy and to jealousy, and to other unhelpful distractions--all of these choke my creativity and diminish my Art.
I pray for the strength to give what I can give, and avoid the things that scar me.
I believe that the blessing of confidence is a great asset and worthy of pursuit.
I will take each day as my moment to think, create, and otherwise contribute. Each day is an opportunity, each hour a chance to invigorate.
I will seek to contemplate, to concentrate, and to consecrate my compassion to the edifying and encouraging of all those around me.
I will let go of the things that discourage me, I will move on from the days that I don't quite make the aspirations outline above.
I am able to become the kind of man I hope to be, and to make the contribution I hope to make.