Hello! Last week I mentioned I was working on a blog on co-creation. I have a lot to say about the topic, so the piece is evolving into a mini-series. Fittingly in this busy time of my life, my article about finding joy in your to-do list was just published on Arianna Huffington’s platform, Thrive Global. I share it with you here:
I am now putting the finishing touches on five albums and fourteen books. And that is only the beginning. Live shows, animes, VR, and more… all in service to the swift realization of the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary (MAPS), to protect all life.
Since much of my life has been balancing tight deadlines and a passionate vision, I would like to share my experience on how to find joy even in a packed to-do list.
We may perceive tasks to do as objects outside ourselves to be conquered and cleared so that we may eventually find freedom and ease. We can lose sight of gratitude for the grace this moment brings, and succumb to feeling that life is happening to us.
Ancient yogis and enlightened masters speak of the shimmering veil of illusions, called Maya in Sanskrit, that makes up our phenomenal world. We think that objects, including our thoughts and perceptions, are solid and fixed, when in fact they are merely temporal and will not last.
Beneath all things that pass – our likes and dislikes, the dramas of life, the daily dance through which we live – there is an eternal light that remains.