Your immortality depends on how all benefit from your performance.
from S. Adoquei, Origin of Inspiration, p. 145
My teacher, mentor, and friend Sam has published a new edition of his book. For information on how to purchase it, see the website, www.samadoquei.com (click here for link). While there, be sure to look at the images of Sam's beautiful paintings.
Sam Adoquei is one of the world's gifted teachers. And it is not just painting that he teaches. His classes and his books are filled with wonderful insights about how life can be more richly and passionately lived, for the benefit of all. The new book is about how individuals can come to know and realize their dreams and goals.
My favorite part has to do with what happens when you have come to a point where you feel your dream may be in hand, your goals in view. According to Sam, it is at that point that your life's work really begins. It is then that you confront the responsibility to turn your enactment of your dream to the greater good. It is then your job to figure out and carry out how your dream benefits other people. Not simple. Your responsibility is to act on your dreams in such a way that as you act, you are caring authentically for others. No simple narcissitic idea of success in this book. Your success is valuable only if it enables the success of others in the world we share. And I thought Sam's challenge to mix the right green was a tough one ....Thank you again, Sam, for the challenge and inspiration.