"Because we live in such a mind-dominated culture, most modern art, architecture, music, and literature are devoid of beauty, of inner essence, with very few exceptions. The reason is that the people who create those things cannot -- even for a moment -- free themselves from their mind. So they are never in touch with that place within where true creativity and beauty arise. The mind left to itself creates monstrosities, and not only in art galleries. Look at our urban landscapes and industrial wastelands. No civilization has ever produced so much ugliness."
- The Power Of Now, Eckhart Tolle
It has become very obvious to me when artists can let go of their thoughts - their ideas - their plans - their 'self' - and tap into 'that place within' ... or whatever you want to call it. The art, music, whatever medium - is somehow unignorably divine. It hits you. Meet Mat Trumbull: