The third step of the “Ever-Present Inspiration” process happens when you are beginning to feel the incoming wave of inspiration, something new longing to emerge.
At this point, there is always something you have to let go of, something to say farewell to, so as to make space for the new.
There is this special state of being, at the edge between the past and the emerging future, between the familiar and the unknown… and it can be both scary and exciting…
To me, this state is akin to the edge between the ocean and the shore: the solid ground of the familiar and the mighty, vast, and perhaps dangerous unknown.
This tree at the edge, near Santa Cruz: I painted it many times. And it was the first ever tree that gifted me with this absolutely extraordinary sensation of unity: painting it meant being it. This is how I feel at the edge between the past and the future, just before letting go of something: almost dissolving into the vast unknown, and yet attached to the ground.
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