5:52 sunrise from 59th Place in LA

 Many of us have given our power, money, and minds to people whom we believe can tell us how to live.  And many teachers have given us good advice.  But advice is useful only if it resonates deep within us in a place that feels like home.  So the teacher did not give us anything we did not already have; he or she just pointed us to what we already knew.    … Alan Cohen

Many of us have given our power, money, and minds to people whom we believe can tell us how to live.  And many teachers have given us good advice.  But advice is useful only if it resonates deep within us in a place that feels like home.  So the teacher did not give us anything we did not already have; he or she just pointed us to what we already knew.    … Alan Cohen

5:55am sunrise-NOT from 59th Street

 So  many of us are continually looking for reasons to disqualify ourselves, either as an artist or as a full participant in society or both. The reason I want to reassure you about this third voice – whether it’s a narrator or a third voice and your experience of uneasiness in relation to that – is that that uneasiness is the inevitable consequence of your ambivalence about form and the structuring force in the world.  As artists, you simply are going to have to live into that uneasiness.  That’s the burden of your identity.  It’s also its source.  It’s also an excuse not to practice your art, if you want it to be.  The one thing I can assure you is you’re not going to be any more comfortable in your skin if you’re not working. ...David Milch

So  many of us are continually looking for reasons to disqualify ourselves, either as an artist or as a full participant in society or both. The reason I want to reassure you about this third voice – whether it’s a narrator or a third voice and your experience of uneasiness in relation to that – is that that uneasiness is the inevitable consequence of your ambivalence about form and the structuring force in the world.  As artists, you simply are going to have to live into that uneasiness.  That’s the burden of your identity.  It’s also its source.  It’s also an excuse not to practice your art, if you want it to be.  The one thing I can assure you is you’re not going to be any more comfortable in your skin if you’re not working. ...David Milch

5:58AM sunrise from 59th Street in LA

 If we just keep on dancing, we’ll be all right.  We can be fearless no matter what and know completely and forever that we are tuned in and tapped into a great and mighty power that wants only our joy and happiness.  What we realize is that there is more to this business of living than we can possibly know – maybe even in one lifetime.  It seems our only job is to keep on dancing.  …….. Rev Karen Wylie

If we just keep on dancing, we’ll be all right.  We can be fearless no matter what and know completely and forever that we are tuned in and tapped into a great and mighty power that wants only our joy and happiness.  What we realize is that there is more to this business of living than we can possibly know – maybe even in one lifetime.  It seems our only job is to keep on dancing.  …….. Rev Karen Wylie

6:02 am sunrise from 59th Street in LA

 Don’t worry about what the world needs.  Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and do that.  Because, what the world needs, is people who have come alive.   …Dr. Howard Thurman

Don’t worry about what the world needs.  Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and do that.  Because, what the world needs, is people who have come alive.   …Dr. Howard Thurman

6:04AM Sunrise-NOT from 59th Street in LA

 To be an artist you have to have less of a stake in a stable, single identity; it’s how you function as an artist, that sense of being both inside and outside means part of you is outside.  You’re less invested in the consistent self.   In fact, the consistent single self is inimical to your creative process.  And yet, the fact of inconsistency is experienced by many of us as we live in the world as a source of shame.  “I can’t sustain, I go from one thing to another.”              …David Milch  

To be an artist you have to have less of a stake in a stable, single identity; it’s how you function as an artist, that sense of being both inside and outside means part of you is outside.  You’re less invested in the consistent self.   In fact, the consistent single self is inimical to your creative process.  And yet, the fact of inconsistency is experienced by many of us as we live in the world as a source of shame.  “I can’t sustain, I go from one thing to another.”              …David Milch