How to be a “love magnet”…

30 Apr

This most excellent post is written by my new friend and Guest Blogger Dave Knight from Northamptonshire, England… Way to go Dave thanks for being our first Guest Blogger… add your comments and start a conversation with Dave...

It is when we are ‘still’ that our inner child becomes free. Our constraints are loosened, so that nothing can hold us back. There is no place we cannot be and there is no soul whose presence can’t be felt or seen. There is nothing that cannot be achieved if we remain in this place of peace and truth.

As time goes by and our ‘light’ becomes brighter, the creativity ‘within’ us expands and develops too. The gifts that we possess become focused and our abilities grow in so many ways. We need to remember, all our gifts (both spiritual and otherwise) are already in us and so that when we are ready to live in love, share love and be love, then true love is always returned ten fold back to us.

More information on Dave Knight.

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This Blog Saved My Life…

29 Apr

This Seven Sentence Blog saved my life in a way that almost too incredible to imagine.

You may not be aware of my story…  I started this blog after a miraculous chance encounter with a stranger on a train in London (read about it here). Two and half years later and 665 posts later and I am still going strong… How did blogging save my life?

This blog saved my life, because it provided me with a creative outlet, it gave me a voice, it offered me an audience. For the artist who is waiting for their big break a “blog” is an almost essential form of self-expression.

Starting Monday we will be revamping “Seven Sentences” there are some very exciting things afoot… just you wait till Monday…

Guest Blog… So you think you can write Seven Sentences…

28 Apr

After much debate I have decided to open up Seven Sentences to others who may wish to Guest Blog on our site.  Can you do it?

I would love to have your voice on our site, make it more like a chorus than a solo…

Click here SEVEN SENTENCE GUEST BLOGGERS to view the guidelines and criteria…

We need your voice, your seven sentences of creative truth, your journey because our voices are louder together than they are separate. Check out the guidelines… again it’s  SEVEN SENTENCE GUEST BLOGGERS and PAUSE for a moment…

Can you do it?

…Famous Wrong Predictions…

27 Apr

In the world of art & entrepreneurship be encouraged… when it comes to innovation no one really knows  anything…

“Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You’re crazy.”  Opponents to Edwin L Drakes plan to drill for oil in 1849.

“We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.” Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles in 1962.

“I’m just glad it’ll be Clark Gable who’s falling on his face not Gary Cooper.”  Gary Cooper on his decision not to take the leading role in “Gone With The Wind.”

“Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?”  H.M. Warner on having talking in movies? Warner Brothers, 1927.

“So we went to Atari and said, ‘Hey, we’ve got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we’ll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we’ll come work for you.’ And they said, ‘No.’ So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, ‘Hey, we don’t need you. You haven’t got through college yet.’”  Apple Computer Inc. founder Steve Jobs on attempts to get Atari and HP interested in his and Steve Wozniak’s personal computer.

“You’d better learn secretarial skills or else get married.” – Modeling agency, rejecting Marilyn Monroe in 1944.

“Everything that can be invented has been invented.” Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899.

Does anybody actually know anything?

…one glorious moment…

26 Apr

I am writing a new screenplay at the moment, it’s an action piece, a post apocalyptic western set in a world much different from ours.  As I create, rather find the characters, I am struck by the notion that for the most part our lives are very ordinary… But each of us are searching for that one glorious moment where we are truly ourselves, when we transcend and do something that is simply extraordinary.

These glorious moments are the focal points of all our dramatic narratives… the magnificent moments which inspire and move others to dream and imagine.

A person or a character probably only has 3 or 4 of these moments in their life, the rest of the time it is the “ordinary,”  the hard slog, the monotonous, the searching, the failing, the finding, the losing… Each a part of the shaping and preparing for that one glorious moment.

No character lives in that glorious moment for ever… not this side of eternity anyway.

… so this is me…

25 Apr

Humility, humility, humility. Boxing Promoter Don King apparently once said… “I’m so humble that sometimes I truly amaze myself…” I am talking about a different kind of humility here…

Being driven to succeed will never lead to happiness. Striving and pushing, straining to prove ourselves with out art; can only produce work that is full of ambition and strain. We must endeavor to relax and produce work that comes from a place of peace and contentment, otherwise despite our best intentions we are never really giving our audience anything.

By honestly and simply just SHARING our creativity with our friends (our audience), we avoid the top down success model that leads to arrogance and pride.

… dreams reborn…

24 Apr

Continuing from yesterday… if your dream has died, do not despair for it will be reborn; what you dreamed once you can dream again. I say again do not despair.

For we see so little of our dream, we understand only the tiniest portion of our own story, we see only the tiny thread of a great narrative that is being woven throughout all of time. Perhaps your dream had to die to germinate. Perhaps you believed it to be about one thing but it is/was about so much more!

Our dreams don’t exist in isolation, they are not woven and spun by the magic in our own minds, they are (I believe) planted inside of us by the hand of God himself.

The tomb was empty on Easter Sunday morning, what was forever lost was suddenly an miraculously forever found… do not despair… ask for another dream.

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…Crucified Dreams…

23 Apr

Don’t you hate it, when a “precious dream” dies. Even though the most optimistic, positive people have to face the fact that “our lives” are filled with passing unfulfilled, incomplete dreams. Dreams that never took flight, dreams that never lived, dreams that died before their time.

Your dream could be a piece of art, your dream could be a career, it could be a marriage, a child or a friend. This world is not perfect, we don’t always get what we want.

If your dream has died a lonely death, if your dream is slipping out of your tightly clenched hands… grieve my friends grieve… Don’t deny the pain of what was lost, but don’t stay wallowing in your pain forever either.

Nearly two thousand years ago, the christian story tells us that a dream was utterly destroyed on a Friday… and on the Saturday, the dreamers wept and struggled with despair… but the next day the tomb was empty and the dream was reborn… in a form more magnificent than they could ever have imagined.

…creation is an act of love…

22 Apr

Thinking too much early in the creative process will kill your project. The trouble for me is that I don’t realize that I’m “over thinking” I just slowly fall back into the habit.

If you want to create something truly unique you can’t allow yourself to be rationale in the genesis of your creation; you have to be wild and free. I am discovering that the type of questions we ask ourselves are vital to this process…

Any question that pulls on your doubt or skepticism needs to be eliminated, or they will undermine your creativity and leave you paralyzed. Remember “creation” is primarily an act of love, so anything that comes against “your love” needs to be defeated, suppressed or ignored.

Perfect love casts out all fear… so get yourself out of the way, simply LOVE what you are creating.

…oh how you posture…

21 Apr

Continuing from yesterdays post… the posture we adopt in our relationships with others is far more important than the language that we use. There is nothing worse than being preached at by a stranger, who hasn’t taken the TIME to listen to your story, your journey, what you have to offer…

Assumptions kill me, it doesn’t matter if they are right or wrong… they come from a place of high posture. High posture comes from a place of fear or ego; people run to higher ground when they are afraid. Being simple and being yourself is the only way that “true synergy” can occur in the collaborative process.

It’s difficult to let all your inadequacies hang out in a place like Hollywood where there is so much posturing, it’s tough to ask questions that highlight your ignorance in a place where everyone is trying to sell you… themselves. Yet, the prize in the end will go to the brave soul who is not afraid of his own ignorance… for only he will find true friends.

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