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    Only the empty mind touches a mental plane of brilliance.

    A full mind will completely insulate you from downloads of grace.

    The perfect design comes while you are in the shower, or when you are taking a break outside. Mental space permits your super-conscious mind to speak in sporadic flashes.

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    You're an empty vessel perfectly designed to allow some enlivening energy to flow through you into manifested expression.

    You get to choose the magic, the flavour, upon that choice you will automatically open to its vibration as it begins to fill you.

    Create while it fills, don't wait until it overflows.

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    Appreciation of art can rest the mind. By resting that normally restless mind, you can briefly go beyond it into spheres of non-thinking where you will find insights that were always able to evade your thinking mind.

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    To be brilliant you'll need to be alone. Being alone for an extended period of time will require that you make a peace-treaty with yourself. Most people are far too deeply embroiled in an unconscious pattern of self-hate to ever surrender into a deep-seated acceptance of self.

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    Spiritual gifts are more often granted to those tending toward a pattern of non-compliance. Most blessed are the irreverent.

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    Artistry is an intellectual “let-go”.

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    What is the definition of a Nerd? Tightness of spirit. Coolness is looseness.

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    I see the general population as 97% sycophants and the remaining 3% those devilishly lovable iconoclasts.

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    The fastest way to go backwards is to listen to people who have results worse than your own. Entertaining the opinions of everybody around you is a “self-avoiding” form of self-abuse.

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    If you follow all the rules, how can the final product be Art?

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    School, the beacon for humanity's moral rectitude, convinces all new souls in this world that the compliant will be rewarded.

    God keeps whispering into your heart that "only the non-compliant will be rewarded by Grace".

    Choose your master, the school "head" master or the real master.

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    You spend your whole adult life trying to re-capture the confidence you lost early in your life at school where both the teachers and students took delight in constantly speaking to you in somewhat demeaning tones. They push you around often due to their own restless indolence and also an agenda of self-preservation necessitated in such a complex social environment. This treatment occurred hour after hour, day after day, until years had passed which ultimately served to incrementally re-program all the innate self-belief you possessed before this “culture” had its way with you. The artist must rebel against the pull of culture.

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    If people aren’t ever calling you crazy, you’re playing life way too safe.

    You’ll be dead soon, rock the boat or you'll end up missing all the fun.

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    Boundaries make the mess beautiful. Life would simply be one large messy blob without all the boundaries to define and beautify. The wise keep appreciating the edges, the importance of borders, even when they find themselves surrounded by ideological twits who wish to throw everything that get their hands on into one great melting pot: they keep referring to some deranged ideological recipe to make the broth so bland it will have absolutely no distinguishing note at all.

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    The intellect is the self-decaying process. Open your heart to something higher, anything more beautiful then your own string of personal memories.

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    Charm is to love oneself enough, yet not too seriously.

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    You're not here in this world to get along well with others,

    you are here to get what you truly want to create.

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    Don’t let your heart be like lost ship on the sea of your mind.

    Calm that great turbulent sea so that you can captain your ship to the port of your choosing.

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    Creative types don’t tend to criticize others for idiosyncratic choices. The torrent of criticism always comes from people who:

    1. got a conventional degree
    2. in order to get a conventional occupation
    3. to afford a conventional house
    4. raise a conventional family
    5.  for the children to then perpetuate this 'convention' in the following generation.

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    You won’t be able to produce any beauty if you’re busy trying to advertise your own Virtue to win the acceptance of others.

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    You could be the world’s greatest genius and a large portion of the population would still not be impressed. Seeking the good opinion of others is folly. You’ll never be good enough for them. You can be good enough for yourself but only if you’re willing to work hard enough to exhaust your potential completely and thereby grant that honour to yourself. Your own conscience will liberate you if you deserve it.

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    You can’t do anything special until you first think you’re special enough.
    You won’t believe it when other people tell you.
    You must tell yourself and actually believe it.
    Then the magic happens.

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    The purpose of work is not to “get it done”.
    The purpose of work is to enjoy it.
    Don’t follow the boomers into a misery of rushing all work.
    Zen teaches us the preparation of tea is more important to your soul than the drinking. There's much spiritual beauty in the ritual of work, and it’s far more meaningful than the momentary glee of gluttonous pleasure.

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    The most rapid progress is secured in enjoying the process rather than pining for the destination. Spiritually, you’re far richer revelling in that process of enjoyment than in any material riches that the destination may afford you.

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    The beautiful lustre that can emanate from a string words is always from a simple polish of brevity.

    Refuse to tarnish a sentence with a superfluous word.

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    If you show something you’ve created to a random person on the street, you’re likely to get a blunt and honest evaluation. Show it to your CLOSE family members and the evaluation will be far more negative, that is, unfairly negative than an objective appraisal. There’s something slightly malevolent about this phenomenon. Family is a blessing yet also a curse. Appreciate the blessing yet avoid the curse.

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    Back yourself or you’ll go nowhere.

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    Great minds spend most of their life working on things that have little chance of succeeding.

    Dull minds are always in need of certainty and explicit guarantees.

    When you spend your life working mostly for no reward but out of sheer curiosity… you die rich in spirit.

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    Only those who “lost themselves” can enter heaven.

    Lose yourself completely into what you love.

    If there’s nothing left of you, you may not have to come back again.

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