Brian’s Reflection: Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Each morning when I awake, I experience again
a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali.
Salvador Dali, artist, eccentric to the max; he was
born on this date, 1904, in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain
[ He died in 1989. ]
Ah ah ah. No feelings of false modesty or false humility allowed. If you are feeling these, just stare them down. And put aside any urge to rationalize. Take a deep breath, and just say to the Universe, to God, to Yourself as you awake: “I experience again a supreme pleasure – that of being ____________ (your name).” Some may call you conceited, deluded, etc. Just ignore it. Many will be jealous.
This is the still point of Becoming. If this is not how you actually feel - and there are lots of reasons you might not! - it is the verbal sacrament shaping you for your destiny, for your becoming fully whole and “yourself”. It is the critical leaping off point by which you become a Christ, an enlightened Buddha, a bodhisattva. Yourself. There is no other path to this destiny. You must embrace You ….. and then follow what will be the often bewildering, twisting path to maturity. Be prepared to change radically … over and over.
Just as the Christ was unique, so each of us. Taking pleasure in this will not mislead you, as many will say. No. It will free you to give yourself away recklessly and never be diminished.
Dali also said:
I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject;
rather does the person grow to look like his portrait.
Somewhere in the mind of God our portrait exists. What we need is to follow the path whereby we grow to look like our portrait.
We must therefore choose carefully.