Once, on stage, I blanked out. I stood there stupidly, holding a silent, quivering flute, cantilevered out into nothingness.
Once, before a deadline, I blanked out. I sat there stupidly, hating my hands for shaking, this time over a keyboard, poised over an article that would never be written.
Now I sit here risking everything promised by our current paradigm, but my hands are steady. These words are my own. There is no fear beyond the slow, mild panic of a human engaging her humanity. There is no composer’s melody to forget, and no interviews to transcribe. There can be no ‘blanking’ out because this is Blank Canvas Living. This is a living dialogue. This is a brain exploring, within and without. This is freedom.
Who are you? Who do you want to be? Risk asking.
But more than that – risk knowing.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom – Anais Nin
To blossom in this world takes a sharp act of will, fierce and unwavering. There can be no permission. Blank Canvas Living’s tips/techniques, personal style guide, creative living exercises, and experiments in engagement are designed to loosen our jumbled neural associations and give us the freedom to learn our brains, love them, and blossom according to our most primal coding. Backed by a five year dedicated study into the evolution of ideas (from prehistory through to today), and ongoing philosophical field testing, Blank Canvas Living is an interactive forum for passionate people who share a high need for cognition and sensory/sensual involvement.
4 thoughts on “Risking everything to get from Here to There”
wow, intense. touches a nerve! beautifully expressed! bravo!
Thank You Lynn ~ Life is so much simpler when we give ourselves over to… well… living. I’m all for diving in!
very interesting and engaging.. A nice portray of self image. I got lot of learning from your thoughts. Thanks
Thanks Aamir! I’m so happy you enjoyed this post 🙂 It’s strange to think I wrote this a full year ago. So much has changed, yet so much has stayed the same. I feel I have become who I’ve always wanted to be on the inside, but now I have to push outwards in action and symbol to echo these changes throughout my external world. Which is to say… I seriously need to think about changing jobs lol.