I have been working with the theme of seeing beyond the obvious. I want to develop the ability to understand the meaning behind things. Sometimes we find ourselves caught up with concerns and activities that are not even important while the truly important task goes undone. Why is this?
We live with in a culture that puts importance on protecting yourself with money. If you have enough money in the bank you don't have to worry because you can always buy what you may need. Much of how we spend our time has to do with whether it will result in making more money or not.
The way this works itself out in my life may go like this. My little girls would like me to take them to the park but I want to stay working in the studio because if I don't get my work done I won't make enough money. Another example would be Sunday at the Fulton Street Artisan's Market when Rose and I are wrapping up to go home after a long day and I feel crummy because I only made $17 and I feel like the day has been a waste of time.
To go beyond the obvious I ask myself, is money in the bank a true comfort? Where does true peace really come from? Is it really important for me to keep working in the studio right now or is taking the girls to the park the more important task at hand?