Art of Living - a long way to go...
 What we believe as being necessary
  will come in its own pass of time
  let's appreciate what there is now 
  it can be enjoyed as a sacred present
  enriching artist's life and growing

  Being aware - relating to what is offered
  how we react and what we trigger 
  what we receive in return for letting go
  acknowledging the hidden cause 
  for not being able to enjoy the whole

  Our expectations and dreams
  can be seen as obvious obstacles
  causing inability to enjoy what's there
  why can't we never be satisfied
  always wanting more and more?

  Identified with our possessions
  we are clinging firmly on narrow stuff
  not being able freely to receive 
  the abundance of essential wideness
  we lose ourselves in mundane triviality

  Conceptional greatness offers a goal
  might help to lift one's depressed view
  hardly will change someone's being
  adding new pictures to the old ones
  calming confusion by covering chaos

  When someone's breath becoming short
  stuffed up to the utmost bearable limit
  falling on one's nose or being hit back
  might cause reflections upon one's values
  finally recognizing more essential needs

  No space is left open to receive
  if we don't drop some of the old
  looking through collected possessions
  we sort out what could be dispensed
  to take some fair distance from oneself

  Needs to express oneself arise cautiously
  sensible call from one's longing heart 
  still mixed with one's trivial old desires
  it will be a long and solemn way to go
  to be a channel of creative existence

  Art is not a product nor exist by itself
  it is true expression of 'walking the talk'
  manifested personal effort in pain and joy
  outlet of unconscious accumulated pressure
  or alert awareness connected to one's source

  BeiYin
 5. Dec. 1998

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