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Let Go of Your Story to Find Freedom

Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

“Let go of your story so the universe can write a new one for you.” Marianne Williamson

This is a time when we are usually thinking of freedom and independence in political terms, but I want to go a little different direction here.  Let’s talk for a minute about the freedom to create our own reality and thereby change the world.

I loved this quote the minute I saw it.  Marianne Williamson is a wise woman.

We get so caught up in our personal history (our stories, if you will) that we forget that we sometimes keep ourselves chained to the past, unable to move forward.  This is something I know a little about.

For many years people who I have to believe meant well encouraged, and sometimes required me to keep repeating my story, over and over.  My story became my identity and I was led to believe that is would never change.  I was irreparably damaged.  There was no way out.  My story was who I was and would always be.

I tried not to believe it, but it wasn’t always easy.  It has been a long and sometimes difficult journey to break free and reclaim my life.  Writing a new story has not always been easy, but it has been so worth it.

It is not easy to let go of a story, but one freedom we always have is to change our mind.  Change your mind, change your life.

That doesn’t mean denying or ignoring what happened in the past.  It means beginning to look at the present moment and then toward a brighter future.  Don’t worry if you haven’t “resolved your issues” yet.  Issues get resolved when we commit to life and start to really live.

If your story has you in bondage, let go.  The universe so wants to write you a new one.

This month our Thoughts for Today will be  thoughts on freedom from well-known and not so well-known people from different walks of life.

So, the espirational question for July is, “What is freedom or living free for you?   Let’s start a conversation and see where it leads us.

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

The Creative

Inage Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

 “The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” — Alan Alda

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.

 

Living a Life

The World’s Gone Crazy but I’m Okay
Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

“I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.” ~Robert Henri’

Today’s featured artwork is The World’s Gone Crazy but I’m Okay.   

Listen to the Art

Rocky Mountain Skyline
Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins

“The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art.” ~Junot Diaz

Today’s photo is one of my original works of fabric art called Rocky Mountain Skyline.  It is available for sale with more of my artwork in the Espirational Gallery.  There is a 20% discount during the month of June with the coupon code:   celebrate-6/2018

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