Wired to Create by Kaufman & Gregoire
“Those who actively create and re-create themselves, by learning, are truly free spirits—artistic creators of their own lives.” Said Nietzsche.
Kubler-Ross said: “ The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” It is the hardships and challenges—both internal and external—that make us beautiful. “one must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” Said Nietzsche. If we make the best out of our difficult experiences, we are in an even better position to create meaningful work. The Roman Aurelius wrote: The impediment to action advances the action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” Life’s most devastating circumstances were an opportunity to find purpose and strength. When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. There is a Buddhist saying: “No mud, no lotus.” It is from suffering that we learn compassion, from loss we learn understanding, and from overcoming struggles that we come to discover our own strength and beauty.
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Ron Winnegrad has been a Perfumer and teacher for 46 years. As a perfumer, Ron has been able to express the world he sees through a rainbow of olfactive and emotive visions. As a teacher, Ron has helped others to see fragrance through his own multi sensorial lens.