Creating art in all forms is very important to me. Creating a life as art has my mind wondering what potential for living intentionally have I missed.
It is amazingly easy to slip back into sleep walking then suddenly waking and wondering where the time went. As I look back over the last eleven months, it has me wondering how much was intentional and how much was sleep walking.
Now, I am trying to stay as non-judgemental as possible toward myself. It won't do me or anyone else any good to beat myself up. I am looking at it as an observer would for purposes of a discovery journey.
Life as art...
I have definitely been more creative in the last eleven months than in any other year but how much have I been awake? Well I know that when I am creating I am definitely living in the moment.
Introspection without judgement can be difficult, it certainly seems to be for me. It is like trying to clean a wound without causing pain, you can minimize the damage but you can't escape the discomfort.
I have painted my life with more color, in what I wear, within my home, and in my art. I have created vibrantly bold art but I am left wondering what have I done within my life that is truly bold.
Ahhh yes... This website and sharing all of my creations, encouraging others to create for their own healing, speaking out on what I feel strongly about, learning to love myself more as I emanate that love out into my community. I am far from perfect, far from living a fully intentional life as art, but I can see how it is all coming together. I can see how I can improve and take more actions to live a bold and juicy life filled with love and compassion.
Life as art... I am enjoying all the possibilities of painting my own landscape that is my life.
What in your life can you shed light upon, wake up to, and live more intentionally? How much more would you enjoy every moment if you created your life as art?
Grab a cup of tea or coffee (oh what the heck, get a danish too!) and sit a spell. You might want to grab your notebook and pen because you never know when you will be inspired to write down a quote, or jot down a poem of your own. Words are like that, they take you on a journey and the next thing you know you are breathing life into your own magical world of words.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Life as Art - Relish11.2
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One paradox, for me at least, with creativity is that when I am deep in a creative project (writing or music, mostly I get really spaced out and unaware of my immediate surroundings. Even so, I would say that I am very in the moment. Does that happen to you, too?ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I will add yours to my Google reader so I can keep up with your posts. :)
I do find that the creative process is very meditative for me and maybe that is the spacy feeling you are talking about. There have been times that I have been very connected to source during my writing and I know that, for me, dancing helps to keep me ground and connected at the same time.ReplyDelete
Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to reading more of your posts as well.
Thanks for stopping by my blog, too. Your post reminds me of my recent reflection for #WEverb11. This year I have been more intentional about my personal creativity (my post talks about the rewards of risks) and have infused creativity into more aspects of my life, including making daily to-do lists. I definitely think my intentionality and creativity have helped make my 2011 more fulfilling.ReplyDelete
Heather, I love how these prompts are bringing people of like mind together. I am on my way over to your blog to read more of your creative adventures.ReplyDelete
See you later in this wondrous cyber world.