What would your life look like if you considered living as though it were a commissioned work of art? Your very own master piece?
I am an artist at living, and my work of art is my life.
Suzuki Japanese philosopher
What media would you use to create your life? Would you sculpt in clay? Carve from wood? Chisel from stone? Write with pen? Color with water, or oil, or ink? Would you build your masterpiece from metal, rock or paper? Would you craft in the science of body, mind or spirit? Would you compose music with voice or instrument? Would you console with open heart, hands, and arms?
If we want our lives to be works of art, we must be willing to take the time and risk the intimacy required for creating an artisan life.
The Artisan Soul: Crafting Your Life into a Work of Art
Erwin Raphael McManus
When the art critics come to review and behold your art, what would they observe? How would they describe your masterpiece? How would you describe the work of your life? What do you desire for your masterpiece to communicate to those beholding it? What do you consider to be the crowning feature or achievement of your masterpiece? Does your masterpiece contain flaws or imperfections? Are those flaws to be hidden or exposed for their intrinsic value and beauty? Does your work of art excite, intrigue, inspire, or delight those who observe your creation?
Forgiveness. The ability to forgive oneself. Stop here for a few breaths and think about this because it is the key to making art, and very possibly the key to finding any semblance of happiness in life.
This is the Story of a Happy Marriage ~ Ann Patchett
Tell me…show me…I want to know and experience the shared joy of your Work of Art, your Life, your Master Piece!
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