My artwork celebrates the light in the world around us. My artwork celebrates you.
I've recently discovered audio books. Yes, I know they have been around for sometime now but I've been slow on the uptake. You see I love my paper books. I love a good library of them too. The kind of library where books exist on shelves up to the ceiling and reading lights, coffee and comfy chairs are plentiful. The problem is that I have not read a great deal since coming to Australia. Time has sped up and slipped away and the hours I used to spend, absorbed in the pages of a great book, just can't be found.
So audio books have taken up a place on my phone. I can plug in and listen whenever I have time and I get notifications on newly published gems on a daily basis. And so I've listened to more books than I've read in the past 5 years.
One of those books, I have yet to finish. I hit play on "A Course in Miracles" by Dr. Helen Schucman almost 2 years ago now. This book is a bit of a marathon and I still have over 14 hours of it left to go. It contains a lifetime of work that I need to do on my personal growth and so the going has been a bit of a journey.
Here is but one example of the lessons from this great book (again, if you missed it, " A Course on Miracles" by Helen Schucman). I just listened to this lesson today and I'm still stewing on it. The following contains some of the key statements strung together and not necessarily in the order presented.
Lesson 91: Miracles are seen in the Light.
I am certain the you understand why it is taking me so long to get through these deep passages. There is a lot to unpack in a few short statements.
Anyway, along with audio books, I've also been listening music online too. I've always been a fan of the radio. Something about not knowing what will play next and the effortless aspect of radio has always appealed to me. The trouble with radio is the chatter, both the announcers ramble and commercials. I just want to listen to music. Online at least rids me of the announcers if not the ads. Ok, so back to my point. I stumbled on a gem the other day. A song about miracles. It is a funny, silly song but has a heart felt message and a catchy tune. The songs main message is "It's a miracle that you are here at all." and "... don't waste it". Check it out, you might add it to one of your playlists. It is called, "Dissect the Bird" by John Craigie. You'll get a chuckle if nothing else and everyone needs a chuckle right now.
So I guess my point today is that even when you are down, when you feel like you've missed out, are missing out, or just forgotten, remember that you are a miracle and on top of that you are worthy of miracles. So get out there and like John says, don't waste it.
Cory Acorn is a fine artist living and painting in Port Stephens, Australia.
Cory Acorn is a professional artist celebrating the world of art and wonder.