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A purpose for being

August 19, 2014

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I was struck by the wise words of another yesterday in which they related the activity of fauna through a commonality of purpose. It made me question the purpose of my own life, to which beyond being an artist and father is something that I struggle with. It is a true purpose that I feel I’m looking for and what is now at the heart of my struggle. My analysis of my environment is becoming a distraction along with my curiosity for contemporary art. Even showing my work is a distraction from finding my true purpose in life.
However I do feel close to finding a more purposeful existence, but getting there has been a complicated journey and my experiences have all been the essential ingredients. The actuality of my existence has brought me to an unexpected place and it is here that I’m finding the key to my future. Where my direction and purpose is evolving out of a profound self realisation of my unique identity. Out of all that has been dumped on me through my life, I’m finally able to stand tall and proudly accept myself with a growing sense of pride and belief, whilst the voices that shaped my life are fading away. Now all I really need to do is accept myself and take the final step into my own kingdom and make art with purpose,beyond the fickle distractions that taunted me.
It is curious but I now feel the universe speaks if we are willing to listen and there is great wisdom all around and in our very beings. It is there for everyone if we want it but subtle enough to be ignored should we choose to be closed. I feel from my own experience that being closed limited my potential and led to the crisis of false absolutes and ultimately dead ends. The potential and possibility in each of us is immense but it needs to be unlocked and finding the keys is much easier with an open mind.
For nearly five years I’ve listened to conversations and observed life and human behaviour in a different way and it has guided me to where I am now. Through interaction and observations I found a purpose in my reality and now it has finally guided me home to a place where I can work with a renewed purpose once again .

But my lessons have taught me to take nothing for granted and to live without expectation, to live in the moment of my own reality. To remain open and responsive to my environment and to avoid the arrogant assumptions of ego. So I move forward guided by intent but full of respect for something that is a mystery beyond my comprehension. I have no purpose to control and just vastness to explore in a life with the unfolding purpose of the open mind.

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