“The Awareness of Happiness as Choice” was going to be the title of this blog post but I changed my mind. I first want to better define what I mean. I believe it is important to define who I am in relationship to understanding “awareness, choice and happiness” as words that I am applying everyday. This is a theory based on my own personal experiences. It is something that one can only do from within on his or her own. Even though that may sound very personal and individual, these experiences can easily be shared in various ways. I have discovered that this blog is an ever changing and evolving body of work. It serves as a place for me to express myself about the things that I love and am passionate about. This action and awareness makes me very happy. The website itself is a categorized growing archive, and an open community for anyone who wishes to share and contribute. It is ultimately a metaphor for the various parts of oneself that one can come to know and interact with… If you are open to see it that way. Ah yes, a choice. Being aware of choices makes me happy.

As an artist and a graphic designer I share my work, projects, collaborations and the process of how I create my lifestyle. As an art educator and a professor I share my research, course projects and views on art education. I have come to realize that I have been with withholding here though. There has been a key missing element over the last several years of consciously blogging on this platform. I have a deep interest and connection to the development of human awareness, spirituality, wellness and behavior. I am also passionate about helping others become self-aware, self-actualized, and confident in applying their authenticity into the world. I have posted a few things here from time to time, but not to the extent of which that I live my day to day life. It is time to do this here, and across the Internet as a whole on a regular basis.

More Transparency = more Value

Will I loose the audience I have cultivated over the last several years? I’m not worried about that anymore as my higher-self knows that authenticity is about being truthful with one’s self. If we are withholding something from the world, then we are really saying that there is a part of myself that I do not want to see. I take responsibility for that awareness. Of course in some cases this can be unconscious, but deep down, and I mean we have to dig deep. When we with hold, and practice withholding I believe that we train our universe not to trust us, and that leads to only more experiences of dis-trust and withholding in ourselves. that does not make me happy, but the awareness of how to change does.

I have learned that everything we want to be, do or have is directly connected to what feeling it will give us. That’s right, the feeling. Not what we “think” will happen to us once we obtain any “thing.” The feeling itself is a natural one, it is our happiness. Im becoming more aware of how I feel in relationship to the things I am aspiring to. Meaning, Im remembering how to be aware that I can cultivate this inner feeling BEFORE that “thing” comes to be, in fact, this is precisely the way I believe things manifest.

Much more to come on this.