WELCOME to The Mindful Bard— a context in which to explore creativity, the creative personality, and work as a compassionate response to suffering!
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THE MINDFUL BARD MANIFESTO
I will strive to remove all impediments to my creativity and to take whatever measures necessary to stimulate and feed that creativity.
I will live a contemplative life, not holding any beliefs or opinions that have no resonance with my personal knowledge and experience.
I will respond with interest and compassion to every being that crosses my path.
I will seek the deepest well-being of others, of myself, and of the earth in all my endeavors.
I will facilitate my own healing by laying aside my ego and finding my true self by participating in something good, true, and beautiful.
I refuse to sacrifice my art to dogma.
I refuse to sacrifice my humanity to my art.
I will acknowledge— by being— that all is connected and that the total is more then the sum of its parts (Cybiont).