Seeking peace of mind.
I find myself speaking of peace and serenity a lot these days. Perhaps I am reminding myself out loud about its importance in life. I am officially in the second half of my life and I found it difficult to find people looking for the same quiet lifestyle. I do understand the need to make money, but must it be so chaotic?
How should we do things?
These are difficult economic times. All of us need to make money, including me. However, is there this need for any of us to be aggressive, demanding and unchanging in the way we do things? If someone has a different opinion or point of view, does one have to make it their mission to prove them wrong? Does everyone need to be so angry all of the time? I think anger is at the root of all of our woes.
Escape from worry
Many artists I know escape into their spaces to get a breather from the noise and worries of the outside world. If we look at some of the greatest artists’ studio spaces, you will often see a deep personalization of their working and living spaces. Artists escape into their work, and without the work, there really is no escape from worry.