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What Matters: Care, Feel, Notice, Live

March 29, 2016


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“He says it doesn’t matter if you draw, or write books.

It doesn’t matter if you saw wood, or catch fish.

It doesn’t matter if you sit at home and stare at the ants on your veranda or the shadows of the trees and grasses in your garden.

It matters that you care.

It matters that you feel.

It matters that you notice.

It matters that life lives through you.”

from Hokusai Says by Roger Keyes

It’s spring! Do you feel? Do you care? What do you notice? Is life living through you? How’s your challenge going?

What problems will you seek to solve with your actions?

Soon it will be April which means Earth Month and lots of events and activities and opportunities to experience the planet and life living through you. Earth Day each year is April 22, and every year on April 22, over a billion people in 190 countries take action for Earth Day. How will YOU pARTicipate?

 

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Locally, in the Ventura and Santa Barbara counties there are many free and admission fee great Earth Day events and happenings 

Kicking Earth Month off with a bang is Lucidity Festival April 4-10, with permaculture and other courses from April 4-8 followed by music and workshops April 8-10. (Remember my name and get a discount!) Here’s the schedule for music, workshops, and more just released today! (Catch my “Make your own Magical Mouthwash workshop on Friday at 9am in the Family Lair!)

April 12-14, Ventustar-diversity23ra College will hold its first “Diversity in Culture Festival” with Arts, Speakers, Market, Education, Culture, Foods, and more. Schedule here. 

“You have an appointment with life, and that appointment is the present moment. If you miss the present moment you miss your appointment with life,” says Thich Nhat Hanh.

So let’s go! Let’s grow! Let’s pARTicipate! Subscribe to Art Predator and stay dialed in!

Image above by Leslie Rinchen-Wongmo, who is trained in the rare Buddhist art of silk appliqué thanks and passionate about the preservation and evolution of this Tibetan cultural tradition.. His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave his blessings to Leslie’s work and encouraged her to make images that speak to the spiritual aspirations of people across religions and cultures. Leslie’s Weekly Wake-ups such as the one provide a thread of inspiration to set the week on the path to awakening.

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