"The successful image is one that forces the viewer to pause, reflect and consider the image more closely".
Question: I am interested in so many things, and I have a terrible fear because my mother keeps telling me that I’m just going to be exploring the rest of my life and never get anything done. But I find it really hard to set my ways and say, “Well, do I want to do this, or should I try to exploit that, or should I escape and completely do one thing?”
Anaïs Nin: One word I would banish from the dictionary is ‘escape.’ Just banish that and you’ll be fine. Because that word has been misused regarding anybody who wanted to move away from a certain spot and wanted to grow. He was an escapist. You know if you forget that word you will have a much easier time. Also you’re in the prime, the beginning of your life; you should experiment with everything, try everything…. We are taught all these dichotomies, and I only learned later that they could work in harmony. We have created false dichotomies; we create false ambivalences, and very painful one’s sometimes -the feeling that we have to choose. But I think at one point we finally realize, sometimes subconsciously, whether or not we are really fitted for what we try and if it’s what we want to do.
You have a right to experiment with your life. You will make mistakes. And they are right too. No, I think there was too rigid a pattern. You came out of an education and are supposed to know your vocation. Your vocation is fixed, and maybe ten years later you find you are not a teacher anymore or you’re not a painter anymore. It may happen. It has happened. I mean Gauguin decided at a certain point he wasn’t a banker anymore; he was a painter. And so he walked away from banking. I think we have a right to change course. But society is the one that keeps demanding that we fit in and not disturb things. They would like you to fit in right away so that things work now."
— Anaïs Nin
“Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.” ― Anaïs Nin
Everywhere is somewhere baby,
So can’t you see we’re in the middle,
Nowhere just means knowing nothing,
of where you’ve been or where you’re going,
The same freedom you feel,
Is what’s been blowing in my sail,
Since I arrived here.
It’s all, all, all, all,
It’s all, all, all, all,
It’s all, all, or nothing.
Saying yes instead of no,
And wondering what to make,
of my directions.
It makes no difference what particular form your creativity takes - it can be painting or singing, planting a garden or making a meal. The important thing is to be open to what wants to be expresses through you. Remember that we don’t posses our creations; they do not belong to us. True creativity arises from a union with the divine; with the mystical and the unknowable. Then it is both a joy for the creator and a blessing to others.
Love what you do. Be meditative while you are doing it, whatsoever it is!
text: Osho | ph: Cecilia Ferraro
"We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls"
"I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing".
Anaïs Nin | ph: Cecilia Ferraro
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You keep saying you got something for me
Something you call love but confess
You’ve been a’messin’
where you shouldn’t ‘ve been a’messin’
You keep playing where
you shouldn’t be playing
And you keep thinking
that you’ll never get burnt
These boots are made for walking,
And that’s just what they’ll do
One of these days these boots
are gonna walk all over you