Feb 8 • 23M
TAOPA #004: The Missing Ingredient for Starting and Sustaining Your Art and Life
Nobody talks enough about this one.
What do you pay attention to? How do I determine what's worthy of my limited attention? It’s the questions every human asks at some point, and the questions we MUST ask, to thrive in this one precious life. And it’s these types of questions (and more), we want to wrestle with on The Art of Paying Attention. We believe the work of paying attention is not optional, and something we all must learn to do well. The poet Mary Oliver said, "To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.” Every week, we'll consider this endless, and proper work, of paying attention. What do we see? What are we learning? WHAT or WHO needs MORE attention? Join writer, creator, teacher, and accidental entrepreneur, Ryan J. Pelton, as he explores with others, the essential Art of Paying Attention. Most episodes feature an interview with a bonafide "attention-collector" working in the arenas of creativity, art, music, writing, publishing, entrepreneurship/business, and spirituality. Join in the conversation and learn to see with new eyes a world bursting with hints of hope. Often in the most unlikely places.
In this episode, Ryan explores the missing ingredient for making better art, and living a deeper life. This ingredient is not talked about enough, neglected, and minimized for poor imitations. Get this into your life and see what happens?
Mentioned in the Show:
Life of the Beloved by Henri Nouwen (quoted on the show)
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