“To find real peace, you have to let the armor go.Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory.”-JC
I would even roll my eyes and sigh when the mom me had lost the choice for movie night and we would rewatch the mask for the umpteenth time. I did really like the Grinch, however. I suppose this reflects my preoccupation with somber seriousness, which I am thankfully pretty much recovered from.
As a person with a deeply invested spiritual root in the dharma, I have found his voice to amazingly resonate through the core. Where I would never have related much to him as a creative before, I find myself relating to not only the overlays of spirituality and creativity he expresses; but also the coming home to a deeper and profound part of the self in the art and the pivot there to the inseparable connection between self and other.
“The most important thing about art is to bring people into presence.” – JC
“All of it is a portal into the present and to absolute quite gentle stillness. This involvement, this presence, this freedom from concern, that’s harmony with the universe.” -JC
May I remain in deep gratitude for the mystery that unfolds as inspiration. To the muses that stir the soul and mind to presence, I offer my gratitude. Through experiencing the virtues and vices which reveal of our common humanity, may all suffering be transcended. May we allow the true self safe passage on it’s unending journey home to us.