Creative suffering

Nick Cave is a total dude. His Red Hand Files are one of the best emails I get each week. This week he’s answered a question about the link between creativity and suffering.

Suffering as a constant, as described by the Buddha in his enlightened teachings, sets a realistic expectation. From this vantage point things can only get better.

With a solid gratitude practice and positive affirmations, we can cultivate appreciation for the abundance that we enjoy. Even if it feels shitty at the time, like the pandemic, things will change – that’s the law of nature.

So, whatever you do today, give thanks for what you have. Our ability to shift our perspective.