Good health is important. Otherwise, one is distracted from living life to the fullest by lack of energy, physical pain, illness, etc. I’ve spent many years reading books on the subject of health and managing weight. I’ve finally found the answer. It is too simple for most people to accept. The real answer doesn’t make anyone rich. What is the answer? Eat real food! Eat fruit, vegetables and meat (if your body does well with chicken, fish or red meat). Try it for two weeks for every meal and see how you feel. Eliminate sugar and all processed foods. Most health problems seem to dissappear when the body is properly fed and nutritional deficiencies are remedied. It may take some discipline, but it is well worth the effort.
Scott J. Menaul
I had my grand piano tuned a few weeks ago. Hadn’t had it tuned since I moved to Clearwater four years ago. The tuner I telephoned, Glen, turned out to be the same guy that tunes for Chick Corea! He’ll tune Chick’s piano every morning on recording days. He did an incredible job on my piano. It sounds like a new piano. I didn’t know that there was a significant difference in tunings between different piano tuners…apparently, there’s a huge difference.
I mentioned to Glen that I had been a frustrated musician. My personal barriers had gotten the best of me. Glen had the same problem. Chick told him that is was only fear. Just ovecome the fear.
I realized that it’s true…fear of making mistakes, fear of disappointment, fear of failure, fear of appearing foolish in front of others, fear that you won’t amount to anything after years of hard work, fear of becoming a starving artist, etc. Fear is the enemy of the artist.
Having a real passion for what I do gets me through those fears. I love to create something out of nothing, and then get real excited about it. I love it when others get excited and passionate about my abstract artwork. Knowing that I’m making others happy and helping them to improve their state of mind drives me to create. And that drive is stronger than my fears.
Artwork is much more than being about the artist, it is about humanity. It involves personal communication from the artist to an audience. It’s a communication that moves another person spiritually via material means. The material world in the hands of the artist becomes elevated and imbued with magic which seduces the observer into higher states of existence.
I recommend that you get passionate about doing something. Fuel that passion and rise above your own fear of accomplishing it. You might try this out on some smaller things at first and have success at those before tackling major things. Marvel at your successes and ignore the failures and frustrations. You are your own worst critic. Lighten up a bit. Don’t court failure because you haven’t yet achieved a professional level. Think of what you are doing as planting seeds. Nurture it without suffocating it with expectations and criticisms. Do more of what creates the good results and less of what creates the bad results and you’ll steadily and rapidly improve. Anything is possible.
Scott J. Menaul