I officially hate the word ‘vulnerable’. The original meaning of the word means that you lack the defences you may need to protect yourself from harm. Rene talks about an aspect of vulnerability that makes us capable of connecting with another person. This kind of vulnerability is not a weakness but a strength. It is a personal power that makes us feel strong and still be in touch with our humanity.
And you know how I feel about vulnerability. I hate vulnerability. And so I thought, this is my chance to beat it back with my measuring stick. I’m going in, I’m going to figure this stuff out, I’m going to spend a year, I’m going to totally deconstruct shame, I’m going to understand how vulnerability works, and I’m going to outsmart it. So I was ready, and I was really excited. As you know, it’s not going to turn out well.
Because, by the time you’re a social worker for 10 years, what you realize is that connection is why we’re here. It’s what gives purpose and meaning to our lives. This is what it’s all about. It doesn’t matter whether you talk to people who work in social justice, mental health and abuse and neglect, what we know is that connection, the ability to feel connected, is — neurobiologically that’s how we’re wired — it’s why we’re here.
Betty Edwards wrote a fantastic book that helps people learn to draw with ease. She believes that by switching off our left brain functions we can start seeing in a way that helps our hands to draw what we actually see.
Give yourself permission to be creative | Ethan Hawke
Reflecting on moments that shaped his life, actor Ethan Hawke examines how courageous expression promotes healing and connection with one another — and invites you to discover your own unabashed creativity.
“The Volunteers” Legends of the 21st century Humans. The video is about our ‘helpers’. Those souls who come as volunteers to Earth to support humans to evolve. I love this video! There is a lot of truth addressed in this video about our spiritual nature and our experience in the human for on Earth. I suggest you pay close attention to their conversation!
It is hard to be a creative. You must face your insecurities daily. It is a never ending cycle of ups and downs. One day you feel really great about yourself and the art you make. Then the next day you think you are a fraud. Here is Elisabeth Gilbert’s take of this problem: *
Katerina Gregos is convinced that contemporary art has an important role to play in society, as one of the last frontiers of free expression …
All art is quite useless – Oscar Wilde
Art is an unnecessary necessity! Think about that!
Which kind of art is more formative, the one that is sold for millions of dollars to billionaires or socially and politically engaging art?
As an example, let’s have a look at the Russian avant-garde – a large, influential wave of avant-garde modern art that flourished in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, approximately from 1890 to 1930.