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Thursday May 03, 2007

Taking A Moment

From my upcoming book—An Artist Empowered: Define and Establish Your Value as an Artist—Now:

Now, if you insist on rigidly attaching yourself to a particular outcome, you become a barnacle hitching a ride to wherever the driver is going.

With no direction of your own, you are a slave of your attachment; you are a coconspirator in your own undoing.

For most of us in the West where consumerism, materialism, pop culture adoration, neurosis of the next big thing, and movie star idolatry are fixtures on the totem pole of conspicuous consumption, adhering to the Law of Non-Attachment doesn’t feel natural; it is neither effortless, nor is its impact immediately evident.

No one who knows what they are talking about ever said it was easy.

And what choice do you have?