What is life?
I suppose we can think about this question from many angles. Life is love. Life is living. Life is family. Life is hard. Life is a grind. Life is wonderful. Life is…
…an endless list of possibilities.
Our life is really a collective of all our moments. Moments that we each create — in this life we are living (however we are doing that).
“In art, the moment is my true teacher. It is life expressing itself through me. Art, then, becomes effortless, which is the now-moment itself.” ~ Philippe Benichou
If we think of our life as a canvas — what is it we are painting onto the canvas of us? These moments that we have, whatever they are — they ARE our life canvas.
Life is art.
We are art! We have created this person who we are — by our experiences, our choices, our living…
Messy one minute, beautiful the next.
Your life is what YOU put on that canvas. Or that song you sing. Or that dance you dance. It’s the life you live. Today.
Or next week.
Or when you have x dollars in the bank.
What you have is now. Tomorrow is an unknown…but today, today is a part of that canvas of your life!
You are creating your life, right now. Maybe it’s a bit messy, or maybe it looks amazing. Perhaps it’s not exactly what you envisioned your “life canvas” to look like (or maybe it’s right on the money). It doesn’t matter. What matters is that you see the beautiful soul that you are (and you are most definitely an amazing and beautiful soul) — and create from that space! And this life of yours…it then begins to reflect more truly who you are.
Your life is meant to be beautiful art. Paint the canvas that is truly you…
by Lance Ekum