I believe the path of artistic inspiration runs parallel to the path of enlightenment. Let’s explore this idea with an ancient Zen riddle.
Once a monk made a request of Joshu. “I have just entered the monastery,” he said. “Please give me instructions, Master.” Joshu said, “Have you had your breakfast?” “Yes, I have,” replied the monk. “Then,” said Joshu, “wash your bowls.” The monk had an insight.
Most of us are familiar with the typical envy and self loathing that comes from social media, but what if I told you social media can have an even more detrimental impact - it could be sabotaging your art. How is this possible? Let’s look at what is happening and how we can avoid it.
This year, one of my goals is to regain a lot of lost time spent on social media while growing my online presence. When I refer to lost time, I don’t mean the lost hours of endless scrolling looking at friends posts, what I’m referring to is the tedious task of maintaining a business presence online.