For this post, im going to post one more bit of Bodisama related commentary -- not somber and sad, but a bit of observation and philosophy that he and I both shared, and something that is missing in many people these days.
What I'm speaking of is drive and passion ... throwing yourself wholly into you creations. It can be said that there are two ways to create: one is to simply use your hands and your mind ... the other is to actually put something of yourself into it, to truly make the creation your own.
James and I spoke in depth about a latin phrase that is often used to describe the fine line between the possible and the impossible -- "pons asinorum". Literally translated it means "Bridge of asses" or more properly "Bridge of fools". Those who knew James, and who are close to me know that he and I shared a philosophy about this particular point.
The line between the possible and impossible is not as definite as many people are willing to accept. To accomplish the impossible you have to be ready to let go of everything you think you know, open yourself to new ideas, and most importantly to rewrite the rules.
This last point is the most important so I will restate it: REWRITE THE RULES!
Open your eyes and look at what is out there, there are people all around you constantly rewriting the rules as they go. These people are often seen as being at the top of their game ... consider those in the kink community that are held to be innovators, and analyze how they have rewritten the rules to suit them.
What is my point in all of this? Simply this -- It is only impossible if you play by the rules ... to be truly great, be prepared to break some rules.
And i told my friends i would try not to make this blog all preachy ;)
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