Security is a lie. Security is a great misconception.
We think that if we: love hard enough, pray hard enough, save our money hard enough and exercise hard enough, we will never have to: lose love, lose faith, lose money, lose health.
Change comes and goes like the waves of the wise and tumultuous sea. Change is constant and inevitable. Our mother Earth tells us so:
Think of the mountains and how they were formed. This is change.
Think of the how the stars are made. This is change.
Think of a volcano, a coral reef and even popcorn.
Everything was something once before it became something else.
There is no security.
The way your life is right now, good or bad, will not be like this forever.
Sooner or later, everything is bound to change.
So let go.
Of the idea that a sense of security and stability come from a marriage, a home, two cars, a mother-in-law, vacations in Hawaii, a career, an education, a dollar figure in your bank account, a clean bill of health or even God.
Stability comes from within. This is all there is. This is all there ever was. It is not outside of ourselves to be achieved.
If you can exercise your insides to feel peace, the world around you as you know it can disappear and you will still have a sense that you have not lost your footing.
Of the person you wish you were.
Of the person who you wish you could have been.
Of the idea that later will be better.
This blog was created to share my belief that the art making process can be a vehicle for empowerment.
I am living proof.