“When we are fully present, we have access to our greatest power, creativity and ability to communicate and perform exceptionally at whatever we are doing.”
— Christopher Babson
Has this time of social isolation given you greater opportunities to communicate and become closer as a family? Even for the many who are now working from home, I hope you are making time to be fully present, especially with your children.
Use this time to read, do art projects, play games, and just talk as a family. This might mean learning a few new communication skills or dusting off some old ones, but it will be worth the effort. Your children crave your attention. During this difficult time of all the greatest gifts you can give, the best is being fully present.
“You become more divine as you become more creative. All the religions of the world have said God is the creator. I don’t know whether he is the creator or not, but one thing I know: the more creative you become, the more godly you become. When your creativity comes to a climax, when your whole life becomes creative, you live in God. So he must be the creator because people who have been creative have been closest to him. Love what you do. Be meditative while you are doing it – whatsoever it is!” — Osho
”Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.” ~Steven Pressfield
“Art is not a thing, it is a way.” ~Elbert Hubbard
I love this quote by Elbert Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915, American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher).. What a simple, yet elegant way of stating a truth by which I live. I often like to say art is not what we do, it is who we are.
Art is a way. A way of seeing, a way of self-expression, a way of changing the world and a way of life. These things all apply to both the artist and the viewer.
Something to think about the next time you look at a work of art.