The Art of Life

by Lance Ekum on · 21 comments

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.

Not tomor­row.

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

Lance writes sto­ries from his heart, aim­ing to inspire and moti­vate, as you align more fully with YOUR true peak. When he’s not here, you can find him hang­ing out with his fam­ily, rid­ing a bike, or just gen­er­ally act­ing goofy.   Sign up for the Thoughts from the Tree­house newslet­ter and get addi­tional inspi­ra­tion in your email inbox!
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