Creator of Meaning
Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“What is your blog about?”
“I read it’s important to find a niche to focus on, but I have so many interests.”
“Take a big-picture view.”
“My Ikigai / Life Purpose expressed in one word is Beautify [<link; short read]. At a macro level, I want to make my life a work of art. We might call it Artful Living.”
“Is that why you call yourself a Life-Artist?”
I’m expressing myself through my living – I’m creating Life-Art.
At a lower level of magnification, my Life-Art is beautifying the day every day.
At the lowest level of magnification, my Life-Art is beautifying the moment every moment.
My primary value is Love. All other values flow from it.
My secondary value is Play.
Combined, they form the twin value of Loving Play [<link; short read].”
“A ‘value combo’?”
“Nice way of putting it.
Viewed through this lens, the name of my Life-Art is Playful Living. I think of my life as a spiritual game which I call The Beautiful Game [<link; medium read].
Within the context of the Game, I call my ideals – my guiding stars – Soul Quests.
My central Soul Quests are Wisdom – in the ancient sense of the word – and Self-Mastery.
Self Mastery has two components:
Mental/Emotional Mastery: Thinking/Awareness Mastery
Physical Mastery: Breathing and Movement Mastery
My ultimate goal is to develop a Beautiful BodyMind and a Beautiful Character.”
“How would you express all this as a mantra?”