Mystery Adds Meaning

Creativity is risky. Creativity is the courageous act of letting go of certainty and embracing the mystery of uncertainty.
Mystery adds meaning. And curiosity is the driving force.
Like an unsteady child letting go of safety and embracing the wonder of her first steps all on her own.
There is promise in adventure; And mystery makes life fascinating. Mystery is the path to discovery & curiosity is the bridge.
Any lack of creativity in our lives as an adult, is simply a lack of curiosity. What if we didn’t have all the steps to life figured out yet?
How do we re-awaken our curiosity like a beginner in the presence of mystery and the promise of discovery.
Life is an adventure. Go forth. Take a step into mystery.

Creative Missions 2 Mars

I write every single day.

Some of it is good. Most of it sucks. I call it my verbal vomit. I throw up words on paper with reckless abandon. My grammar is atrocious. my spelling is comical. My punctuation is non-existant. Fortunately no one ever sees my sh!tty first draft. My friend, Steven Pressfield, taught me that professionals write every day. Amateurs write when they feel like it. It is a mindshift.

Be more. Fear less. Create more. Critique less.

Writing is a process of spiritual exploration. Much like all of my other art. It is designed to expand my worldview.

Writing is an exercise in thinking just as painting is an exercise in visualization.

99% of my creativity place in the dark. Pockets of quietude. Head down. Hoodie up. headphones on. Iphone off.

My writing is partly for business. Partly for play. But less for business….and more foreplay.

These disciplines are like launching daily missions to mars. I fire 20 astronautical shots to space in hopes that 1 lunar shot might land . Some poetic. most pathtic. Some worthy. Most worthless. But it is a formula that works.

The Spark and the Grind.

I write playfully panning for silver and then edit mercilessly mining for a vein of gold.