How to be an artist

How to be an artist – How to be

Fresh back from a Vipassana retreat it is more

How to be

more than how to be an artist or an anything or an elephant.

How to be.

And when rediscovering that it may also is about who I am.

This topic some real enlightened masters have spent a lot of effort, activities, non doing and words on. So I will not go deeper into it.

But I rediscovered a little poem by SARK which in 2000 something I performed together with Eva Rautenberg. A passionate and blessed piano player from bavaria.

 

Hope you enjoy it and it supports your beeing yourself – just as you are.

That is art.

Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

how to be an artist

stay loose.

learn to watch snails.

plant impossible gardens.

invite someone dangerous to tea.

make little signs that say yes! and post them all over your house.

make friends with freedom and uncertainty.

look forward to dreams.

cry during movies.

swing as high as you can on a swingset, by moonlight.

cultivate moods.

refuse to be „responsible“. do it for love.

take lots of naps.

give money away.

do it now.

the money will follow.

believe in magic.

laugh a lot.

celebrate every gorgeous moment.

have wild imaginings, transformative dreams, and perfect calm.

draw on the walls.

read every day.

imagine yourself enchanted.

giggle with children.

listen to old people.

open up.

dive in.

be free.

bless yourself.

drive away fear.

play with everything.

entertain your inner child.

you are innocent.

build a fort with blankets.

get wet.

hug trees.

write love letters.

..and dance as much as you can!

(SARK)

Deutsche Übersetzung

Lasse dich fallen.

Lerne, Schnecken zu beobachten

Pflanze unmögliche Gärten.

Lade jemand Gefährlichen zum Tee ein.

Mache kleine Zeichen, die „ja“ sagenund verteile sie überall in deinem Haus.

Werde ein Freund von Freiheit und Unsicherheit.

Freue dich auf Träume.

Weine bei Kinofilmen.

Schaukle, so hoch du kannst mit einer Schaukel bei Mondlicht.

Pflege verschiedene Stimmungen.

Verweigere dich, „verantwortlich“ zu sein. Tue es aus Liebe.

Mache eine Menge Nickerchen.

Gib weiter Geld aus.

Mache es jetzt.

Das Geld wird folgen.

Glaube an Zauberei.

Lache eine Menge.

Bade im Mondlicht.

Träume wilde, phantastische Träume.

Zeichne auf die Wände.

Lies jeden Tag.

Stell dir vor, du wärst verzaubert.

Kichere mit Kindern.

Höre alten Leuten zu.

Öffne dich.

Tauche ein.

Sei frei.

Preise dich selbst.

Lass die Angst fallen.

Spiele mit allem.

Unterhalte das Kind in dir.

Du bist unschuldig.

Baue eine Burg aus Decken.

Werde naß.

Umarme Bäume.

Schreibe Liebesbriefe.…

und ich sage: Tanze so viel wie möglich!

(SARK)

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