Life, Art & Wellness
Art is the expression of human creative imagination and is typically produced in visual form such as painting and sculpting, however, others such as music, literature and dance also serve as art forms. Furthermore, one could say that life itself is an art. Just as a trapeze artist, one must maintain perfect balance in order to get through tough situations and these situations are impossible without faith & family.
People need to constantly work on maintaining their own balance by making adjustments in response to changes in their lives such as relationships, work, kids, education, health and wellness. When faced with a difficult situation, one must ask oneself: “How does my response to a change effect my life and those around me?”
“Whenever someone creates a work of art, they are changing the world inside them and the world around them by serving as a messenger of expressive, inspirational and influential art.” ~ E. Lang
As we live in a world in which wellness is becoming a vitally important and growing field, experts agree that mindfulness is necessary for humans to thrive in our increasingly media saturated, busy and loud time. It used to be that people would escape to the country to leave all the noise and settle into a more relaxing, revitalizing and regenerating place and state of mind.
Today’s world is packed with expectations, demands and responsibilities and a person may find it difficult to see a clear path. One can detect anger, pride, vengeance, hate, despise and frustration reflect in many of the voices and opinions we hear on a daily basis and these opinions are put on a pedestal instead of on a privately kept paper or discussed in a confidential area with another person.
Art, Nature & Creation
Nature is the first thing that inspired me to write. It was out of my own nature to write as a young child and I’m tapping into that same nature to continue my path in writing. When we take a walk in nature, all of our worldly life takes the back burner position and troubles are left far away. It is a time when we shut everything else in our heads off and let it all go and be as it is.
Jen Sincero from the “Badass” Series of books said :”You must find a way to stop the dancing squirrels in your head.” There is always more to nature than we can completely understand and numerous scientific studies have proven how vitally necessary it is for us. Nature is peace and there is peace in nature, naturally.
Since most people nowadays are being consumed by activities on screens, experts have found that it takes two weeks in nature to get all of our screen time out of our system. When we are lounging more than moving, sitting more than standing, bending down to see screens instead of face-to face communications, our human trait of communication is put down in value and if real communication is being undervalued and those that do are more frequently distracted because of being taken away from these devices, who is going to make decisions, manage a team or lead people?
Check In: It is always good to have a daily “check-in” with yourself. Ask yourself :”How am I doing physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually?” What percentage from 1 to 100 can you rate yourself? Keep a journal, maintain your balance. It is good to think about how you are doing outside and inside and think of yourself outside of yourself to do this.
Art appreciation and creating art inspires change in ourselves and those around us. It radiates “newness,” change and motivates us to do more art. It helps us feel less restricted in what we can do, encourages us to have passion, excitement and drive to do those things that we need to do to feel alive. All brilliant ideas come from the creative ability to have an open mind and “create limitless” ideas to solve pressing worldly problems. When we let our creative side out, we are taken back to a child-like state that sees the world in awe with endless possibilities and infinite hope for a brighter future.
No matter what kind of art you choose, take a walk in nature, close your eyes, breath in and be glad in your life, the best is yet to come!
Do something amazing today,