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Creative Gone MAD, Entrepreneurship, Life and the Pursuit of Happiness, Relationships, Solitude, Soul Searching
So I was browsing online looking for Tibetan singing bowls for a dear friend of mine a few moments ago. I am amazed by the buzz words and catch phrases vendors [effectively] use to draw certain responses from a reader. I saw a lot about fair trade, equality, cooperative, and all things that imply sustainability and equity. At first, I wanted to send her those, but I realize the one word I was looking for was ‘original’ or ‘authentic’ which none of them said. Sad, because I’d really like to get her one similar to the one I bought in Dubai. It was from Nepal…so they say! But then I saw fashion designer Donna Karan has her own brand/branded Tibetan singing bowls. Yes, you are reading that correctly and please google this if you don’t believe me. I’d post an image myself if a) copyright wasn’t a concern, b) I wasn’t so lazy. They are very stylish bowls, actually, and have a very clean and polished look about them. Believe it or not, despite the tone of this paragraph, I didn’t judge her. I mean, the reality is that she or someone else has made this decision and I assume it is likely profitable for them. And then I thought, perhaps it’s not about profitability. Maybe she feels that if she extends her brand to something spiritual and meaningful, it might expose an otherwise underexposed audience, to this spiritual practice. It got me to thinking, though—what am I doing to leave my mark on things? In what ways am I creating ideas, business models, art projects, or branding ideas that generate energy and have impact? What is amazing about ‘public personas’ that have these huge persona brands is that they operate as businesses. They look for unique ways to put their signature on things that immediately give the impression that somehow, this particular item is now imbued with their essence. Now many of us know this is not the case, but it definitely makes people feel that way and I’m sure they think that way as well. But then I realized, every breath I take, I am leaving a mark or an impression. Its not about commerce or trade. Every choice I make in my life, it has the potential to immediately impact the life of another person. I realized, this not a thought that makes you feel warm and fuzzy. We often passively engage with the world around us, with the people around us. We do things, sometimes, completely in our own heads and in our own worlds. I spent a fair amount of time thinking about this, then I realized how important it is to constantly be aware of the choices we make and ALSO the intentions behind them. While we can have ‘good’ or ‘bad’ intentions and end up with results contrary to whatever we were aiming for, that doesn’t change the fact that we should always have them in mind. When life as we know it has ended for each of us, so much of our lives will be about the impressions we leave behind. With every word, interaction, creation, or relationship, we create vibrations that quickly ripple throughout the universe and will eventually return to their sender. As such, we should make sure our intentions are always of the highest order, but not because we want some sort of universal favor. We should do it because we realize the impact we have on the worlds and lives around us. This realization should make us want to leave things better than they were before we came. Yours Truly, Creative Gone MAD
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Art and Commerce, Creative Gone MAD, Entrepreneurship, Life and the Pursuit of Happiness, Relationships, Solitude, Soul Searching
Creative_Gone_Mad_Day_25_Simple_Truths_8262015 copy I just realized the time and I don’t know how much I am going to be able to write in such a compressed window. Then I also realized I hadn’t published day 24 yesterday, though I spent such a long time writing it. Then again, I guess the best ideas can be said simply, right? Not that I would know, because I tend to write, write, and then I go and write some more…don’t I? Why the hurry…welllll… So basically, I started working on some design stuff and now it is completely consuming me. Like, I don’t know how to stop it. I started with one concept, and I didn’t realize that concept was leading me somewhere else. Now I feel I  ‘have’ what I was looking for in the first place. I thought that first idea was the one, but then I realized, I had to modify…a bit like starting over but not completely. What do I want to say, though? Life is good—truly. There is nothing wrong with starting over and giving something a second try. There is nothing wrong with falling down, as long as you get back up. There is nothing wrong with what we perceive as failure, as long as it is a pit stop to our final destination. Clearly you can see where this is going. Some may call them clichés, trite expressions. The truth is, if we truly embraced these simple expressions, we would all be less afraid. We would all be more courageous, brave, and full of hope. Each of us would be a bit more audacious and daring. It goes to show that even simple truths, though often repeated, are rarely understood and accepted. But you must know that your life will not fail you and you must trust that this is a fact. Yours Truly, Creative Gone MAD
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Art and Commerce, Creative Gone MAD, Entrepreneurship, Life and the Pursuit of Happiness, Relationships, Solitude, Soul Searching
You know…so this morning, I feel like I had another ‘layer’ of that awakening I was talking about. When things start coming to us, it literally feels like we have been asleep our entire lives. I am starting to watch myself move, listen to myself talk, and I am really…starting to feel things I’ve never felt before. I think there is a sense of abandon that is developing. But it’s not really abandon though. It’s a sense of not being able to continue to living life the way I have lived it. I have always said you can’t change people, life changes people. People experience something or someone that radically changes or shifts their lives, and then suddenly they change, grow, or evolve. Life brings them to a point of evolution, and then it happens right before our eyes. What I have learned the past few weeks is the beauty of connection and embracing change and evolution. It has not been easy, but I think there is some wisdom that I certainly cannot put into words. Every single day, I try my best to describe this process, and I am failing more and more with each try. It doesn’t stop me from trying though, inbetween all of my rambling of course. My friends, family members, and dear others have been so supportive in listening to me ramble on about theories, philosophies, and ideas. So supportive and so patient I might add. In many ways, I think they are starting to see a new person emerge, more daring and willing to go after the things that once seemed so difficult and unimaginable. As this happens, I notice our relationships are becoming stronger and more sincere. It’s almost as though I can feel the strength of the connections themselves, and it’s a great feeling—you can’t fake that. I think I am able to connect with them more, because I am in direct connection with myself. It is truly amazing how disconnected we can be from who we are and not even know it. As we start to slowly restore the connection to our authentic selves, it becomes easier to separate the wheat from the chaff in our lives. The closer we get to our core, the more we desire people around us who are doing the same and the more we attract those who are consciously on similar paths.  If we are lucky, we will find ourselves surrounded by bold, courageous souls who inspire us to discover the stability that rests deep within. These inner reserves offer us all the energy, strength, and nutrition we each need to survive in this life, fulfill our purpose, and reach our goals. Yours Truly, Creative Gone MAD
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