what does it mean to create art without expectation or agenda? what does it mean to live without expectation or agenda? to move without expectation or agenda? to breathe without expectation or agenda?
it is to rest and allow what comes to come, to allow what moves through you to move through without interpretation, mental contraction, judgement, analysis. it is to rest and allow what moves through to move through without connecting to the past or the future, without context or meaning. and even if judgement, interpretation, and mental contraction appear, rest in the space in which they appear. no judgement, interpretation or mental contraction about the judgement, interpretation or mental contraction in necessary. curious about where it all comes from, this space it is all moving through. noticing that it all passes away and something remains.
it is to give up control that was never had in the first place. it is to rest deeper than the illusion of you as doer and see what comes. see what breathes you, what thinks your thoughts, what pulls you to one color of paint over another. what lifts the arm to create a shape, what sends an image into mind with a gentle nudge that says, "make this".
it is to trust what is profoundly trustworthy and needs no interference from a small story of who you think you are. trust and see, rest as the body is breathed and moved, as thoughts come and go, as impulse and inspiration arise. rest and delight as a painting appears on the canvas before you. rest and delight as the untouchable, unmovable space in which it all happens.