I feel that my life's work is intimacy with Soul. Another way of saying this could be that knowing myself as LOVE or Spirit in form is essential. It's the one thing that remains when I set aside the beliefs and labels I carry in life.
Yes, I’m an artist. Yes, I’m a father, a teacher and a friend. And yes, these identities continually change depending upon where my focus is at. And, every person has his or her own unique ideas about each of these labels
What makes an artist great?
Where did I learn how to be a parent and where did my parents learn this?
How can I be a good friend if I have no control over what “makes you happy”?
How can I teach if I’m not certain about any of these things?
Is this my Awakening? I'm not sure because even my beliefs about Awakening are constructs of my mind and change as illusions do.
The only thing I know for sure is I am. The only thing I have control over, if I’m so set on controlling something, is my awareness of LOVE. It is who I am and it’s the only thing that is constant in my life, even if my beliefs tell me otherwise.
So what does it mean for me to be a parent, friend, teacher or artist? Well, I guess I’ll find out as I go. But, I’m pretty certain whichever role I choose to play, it will be enhanced to the degree that I place my attention on LOVE, which is my “Essence”