When we discuss creativity and art we feel immediate pressure to become the next Picasso, Christo, or Neruda. Creating isn’t about perfection; it’s about expression. Creating art or expressing oneself creatively is pure. It is an honest depiction of our souls. Each and every day we are given the opportunity to engage in ultimate self-expression. It doesn’t matter how you do it, just do it!
Osho said it best, “When I say be creative, I don’t mean that you should all go and become great painters and poets. I simply mean let your life be a painting, let your life be a poem.” These words of wisdom are freeing. Osho is saying approach your life as art, be the art. This is the beauty of our stories; they’re all works of art. When we become the art we exude beauty. Our authenticity infuses all of our relationships and experiences.
You can choose to work on becoming an award-winning artist, or you can be art. You can shine a light on stories that we all need to hear, see, and experience. Being art should be the easiest thing you do, instead of something you have to learn how to do in the studio. This is why art is healing, because self-expression exudes power, vulnerability, and truth.
How you frame your life, your art is entirely up to you, but frame it in a way that allows you to shine the brightest. Guild your life! Allow your story to be a beacon in the dark. Create works of art either on canvas, paper, or in your soul that draws us closer to one another.
Go create! Bring forth the art that lies within and share it with the world!
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