“I came into this life with humble beginnings – and I seek a humble ending. But what I look for along the way is to acquire a life worth living, a day worth getting out of bed for, a smile worth sharing, a hand worth holding. A place worth finding. I just want to look back at my time and regret only things I did do
– never something I didn’t.”
“The voice of God can be found amongst the highest mountains, and between the smallest grains of sand… if you only have the ears to hear it. The essence of a pilgrimage is to move, yet, at some point along the way, you realise you do not move at all ~ the pilgrimage moves you.”
“People have called me many things, given me many titles, accolades, nicknames and honours. In fact I have called myself many things. An artist, an Aesthete, a pilgrim, a wanderer, a muse. Truth is I am not any of those – no Christopher Columbus, Byron, Dorian Gray; no expert traveller, ‘nomad’ or gypsy. Neither am I a Prince, a Lord, Earl or King – yet lesser still a vagabond or slave. I am that which I am. No more. No less.”
“I have looked in all places, behind every door and into the eyes of many worldly men. The only lasting thing I have found, of any value and perpetual comfort to my soul, is undoubted belief in God. I owe my life, and all its deeds, to He…”
“Moving along I have found riches of the earth an empty burden – my greatest pursuit, in all these years, has been to find and collect treasures of the eternal soul. The Way of the Undesigned; the Light Uncreated. These hidden gifts lift the weight of the journey.”
Welcome to my diary… the ‘Diary of an Aesthete’.
A pilgrimage of Truth. A passage of Healing. A testimony of Faith.
This is my Global Pilgrimage ~ the story of my life, and the people who have become a part of my story along the way.
Ever looked at the night sky and seen the milky way with your bare eyes, heard the sounds of the deep jungle with your own ears, or left your shoes far behind as you ran through the hot desert barefoot? If you have, then you know that there is more to this life than we are lead to believe, that there is a deeper Truth to uncover… that there is more to this human race and the forces of our nature than the forces of man will ever want you to realise. Some of us realise this. Some of us take this gift of life and run with it. Deep down, in our soul, all of us were Born Free.
Do not let the Devil feast on your freedom.
“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” – Matthew 7.7
This has been a journey both within and without. I have searched the world, I have search my soul. It hasn’t always been easy or comforting. I have found many things, tested my waters with oil ~ looked hard within for Truth of my making, through all its pain, smoke and mirrors. Artists are witnesses to Creation, not the makers. I have learnt that knowing thyself is key to being a pure vessel, to being as open and forgiving as possible… ~ “When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realise that it is you who are the sons of the living father. But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty.”
– Jesus Christ.
I am not these deeds or these illusions. This journey is my past and I do not belong to it, as indeed I do not belong to my future. This part of my life has been a voyage of healing and a seeking of Truth. I am not the power behind anything you see. There is only One power in the Creation. I am merely a man of faith, who believes and sees the goodness in all he can, who is grateful for this gift of life granted by the Father. I am someone with an intense passion for Humanity, and Creation… for voyage, and the metamorphosis of travel. Yet more than I am, I am not. For everyday I am learning… and everyday I am changing.
My journey to God has been long and winding, and I will always be thankful for the time I have been given to seek and find answers for myself. The world has many ways, and the eyes have many ways to see… to illuminate, and to blind.
True faith is alive, lives and breathes, and leaves its mark on all it touches. It does not need to be justified or even testified; Living Faith is evidence of itself. It is more than to see, it is more than to believe. It is to know… when you know you have no need to jump or shout – as you learn to dance within.
Follow the Journey.
And take your own.
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To The Stars…
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