Courage – Daily Therapy for Artists

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“Look at the real nature of the harm that is done to you. It is as elusive as a drawing on water. Let your resentment subside by itself. When the stormy waves of thoughts have vanished, the mind becomes like the cloudless sky that has nothing to win or lose.”  Shechen Gyaltsap

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Courage – Daily Therapy for Artists

 

20 Oct 2014

 

“For after all what is man in nature? A nothing in relation to infinity, all in relation to nothing, a central point between nothing and all and infinitely far from understanding either. The ends of things and their beginnings are impregnably concealed from him in an impenetrable secret. He is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness out of which he was drawn and the infinite in which he is engulfed.” Blaize Pascal, Pensées, No. 72

Courage – Daily Therapy for Artists

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“Practice acceptance of situations and people.”

“What is it that takes our joy away and leads to unhappiness?  It is mainly our expectation that things should be different instead of accepting that they are the way they are for a reason.”  Cameron Alborzian

 

 

Courage – Daily Therapy

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“Making art is easy: all you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead.”  Gene Fowler

Courage – Daily Therapy

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“There is little reward in an easy perfection quickly reached my many.” 

From the book “Art and Fear” by David Bayles and Ted Orlando

Courage – Daily Therapy

3.21 Japanese Model 59cm x 42cm

The lawyer and the doctor practice their callings.  The plumber and the carpenter know what they will be called upon to do.  They do not have to spin the work out of themselves, discover its laws, and then present themselves turned inside out to the public gaze.”  Anne Truitt