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Thought for today and a few of my own on being present

Dark Cloud Sunset, Copyright 2018 by R.A. Robbins

“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.

All Creativity Requires Some Stillness

 

Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins

“Everything that’s created comes out of silence.

Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence.

Your words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness.

All creativity requires some stillness.”

— Wayne Dyer
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/stillness

play stimulates creativity

Copyright 2019 by R.A. Robbins

 

“When we engage in what we are naturally suited to do, our work takes on the quality of play and it is play that stimulates creativity.”

~ Linda Naiman

 

 

 


Fabric art, like shown above, available in the Espirational Gallery.

You Become More Divine…

Image Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“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

Not a Selfish Act

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

‎”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

Rocky Mountain Skyline
Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins

“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.