Sincerity is all I got

"Truthfulness or sincerity is a desirable mean state between the deficiency of irony or self-deprecation and the excess of boastfulness." - Aristotle

Sincerity is sticking with me right now. It's repeating it's name to me. I keep coming back to it. Cause I feel like, at the end of the day, it's all I got. Hand to my heart. Let me trust this. 

"Life begins perpetually.... Life, forever dying to be born afresh, forever young and eager, will presently stand upon this earth as upon a footstool, and stretch out its realm amidst the stars." HG Wells

I am a seeker. I meditate. I read spiritual literature. I read tarot. I burn sage. I say prayers. I go to the gym. I practice yoga. 

and

I get my nails done. I watch mindless tv. I stare at my phone. I judge. I compare. I contemplate Botox. I avoid. I smoke cigarettes, on and off and on and off. I can eat too much and not enough.  

We are in a process of remembering and forgetting, remembering and forgetting.

 "Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars" proverb

I am, sincerely, trying. 

"Today gives us a chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars." Henry Van Dyke

As an artist, as a human, we show up. To our work. That is the job. And. As an artist and a human, I do the best I can. Because. We. are. not. perfect. I remember and I forget and I remember and I forget and I remember... So let me give into just that. To come back, to come back, to come back... Back to the Devotion of practice. To the humility of being a human. To the sincere desire to seek higher ground.  

"So let us then try to climb the mountain, not by stepping on what is below us, but to pull us up at what is above us, for my part at the stars; amen." M.C. Escher