Transmuting Pain into Action

By Seamus Anthony

As you can see from this video, transmuting difficult or painful experiences into action is a logical process for artistes, but can you do the same if you are not an artist? And if so – how? Go for a jog? Launch a new product? Invade a small country?

By the way this tune is not about a girl – it’s about addiction – a reoccurring scenario in my life, if not always a problem (depends on which day you catch me).

Seamus Anthony

P.S. you can go here to listen to and download my tunes for free or here to buy my CD or here to buy it on iTunes.

Hi, I'm Seamus Anthony. I am an author, artist and musician from Australia. Here at Rebel Zen, I document my journey as an creative artist and human and in doing so, hopefully help you in your own progress through your life of creativity. Go get your free E-book by me: "Taming The Monkey Mind".

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  1. Another variation on this is transmuting pain into presence. Letting pain, reaction (instead of response), and unconsciousness be your reminder to be more present. Doing this has brought a lot of light into my life.

    Great message Seamus, missed your posts for a while. & the song is spot on. From one musician to another- awesome work dude.

  2. Thanks Jonathan, and I like what you said there about transmuting pain into presence. It’s a good approach because you’re right if you meant that you don’t always need to just “do” – sometimes it is better to just “be”.

    Indeed some people struggle with this all their lives, constantly turning pain into action but never allowing themselves to just be with the pain and therefore letting it resolve itself.

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