TAKE 5 ON A BUI

What if you could liposuction your brain? What if, in one hoover moment, all the bullshit that resides in your brain could get sucked out – just like that. All the stuff you've been storing up for years..... (vacuum noise) .... gone in 60 seconds. How would you function differently once all of the brain gunk got sucked out.  Would you be standing waist deep in your shit, without a clue?  With any luck, you'll be saying 'thank god I'm out it!'  Finally free to stop the insanity, the quirky behavior, the zero to neurotic in 1 second flat. THE BUI A BUI is short for Behaving Under the Influence. Under the influence of family, friends, religion, education, society, wife, husband, employer, events -you know what I'm talkin' about. The following the motions, not being who you are, not standing for who you are, being trapped by a story or event.  Do you find yourself methodically behaving, answering, thinking on automatic pilot like...
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360 Yourself

 'True Confessions', Round 2 All bets are off and I'm looking for a TKO.  That was my approach for the second round of 'True Confessions'.  You just never know how those punches are gonna land.  I had viewed some art the day before and it was still fresh in my head, so that's where Round 2 started out. Have you ever seen a crafted table or piece of art that uses every inch of wood, every scrap, every odd piece?  When an artist uses all kinds of materials, it's amazing to see how his/her expression is formed.  Hand railings, knobs, wood scraps, molding are all infused in the piece, and it all works. Are you a work of art?  If you were going to 360 Yourself - go for a full out reconditioning - what pieces would you keep?  Would you know what to discard?  What are the pieces that give you that gutteral laugh, that space of deep knowing and well being. ...
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10 Points for Stepping out of Fear

Round 1, Wrap Up OK.  I've finished my first round.  Whew!  At the end of it, I'm reflecting on some of the thoughts uncovered.  I'm also congratulating myself on my growth! Blow by blow This first section was basically between 2 opponents:  Fear vs. Creativity.  It seems that for a better portion of my life Fear was a serious contender.  Each time I've gotten knocked down though, I've shaken it off and become more powerful.  Seemingly, it takes a while to process certain situations, but perseverance prevails, and Creativity is the true victor. "Persistence is what makes the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite." – Robert Half It seems we could keep our limitations, but there are too many forces in Life that help move us along, and even if we are forced, we improve because of change.  Remember......... You are the greatest contender in Your Life You can 360 Yourself any time you choose We only stay boxed in if we don't kick it...
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Don’t let a snag hold you back

Round 1, Part II So, I'm driving in my car, with time to spare, some of my thoughts from 'True Confessions' running fresh in my head, excitement building for some art I'm going to look at...... and I hit a snag.  There's some kind of work being done on Laurel Canyon, and 2 lanes become 1.  Hmmm.  Something in that.  Now I'm riding that one lane, very slow, which puts me in the 'oh shit, now I'm late' mode.  Fuck. Finally it breaks and I'm able to rev it up, only there's a Corvette going really slow ahead of me and a huge V8 truck next to me.  So here's these two, high powered vehicles boxing me in.  And 2 things hit me.  One, you've gotta be fucking kidding me.  Here's 2 cars that could really be moving.  I mean, they're built for performance and speed!  What the fuck!  Move, get out of my way!! Second thought - I'm boxed in.  We box...
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To Improve, You Gotta Move

Round 1, Part I OK..... here we go!  FYI, know it may take a day or two to catch up in writing with what I've spewed out on video.  Also, should you take on a similar project or just be writing or shooting, the #1 rule is...... there are no rules, and there is no right or wrong!  This isn't about perfection - that will be the book.  Right now, It's about truth and spilling my guts. Letting it out & letting go. I was really pressed for time yesterday and that got me on a roll.  While I was getting my video camera set up yesterday, I realized how much time I had had the day before.  What is it?  'A day late & a dollar short' - one of my faves, and a whole 'nother story.  Anyhoo, once I was set up and started rolling, I got on a rant about fear & creative paralysis.  Here it is. Ever notice on...
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