I feel like I am an expert at this after 6 years of hard living. I have been in the hardest leg of life for me to date! Despite it all, I live life in an artistic, playful way. It is easy to let life whip us around and condition us to see things in ways unhappy. We all go through challenging periods but it is not enough to drop you out of joy. Joy mostly isn't an outside condition, it is an inward vibe of energy.
If we get serious about it, maybe it could be all doom and gloom. I watched the news today and it giggled me. I couldn't even take it seriously. It is the he said she said drama. Many give me a hard time for not watching the news yet I haven't for 6 years and it hasn't been a problem for me to be out of the loop. It has made me healthier! This vibe is certainly not going to give you joy or any high level energy. To me, that is the game. How do I find joy and fun as many moments as I can? The news is not an answer as are so many other things.
LIfe is art. It is innovation and creativity. We are always making choices to go here or there. We are thrown all kinds of things out of the blue and it takes creative thinking to make it all work. Some parts of the painting are dark and gloomy yet we get the next day to add a bright color, shift our view and make our painting brighter. Awareness of what we are doing is important to live creatively forward. It is the goal right? Joy, happiness, bliss, fun. Isn't that the goal of working and accumulating all these things so we can have a joyful life? Somehow, many got lost in this goal and do not even enjoy it let alone consider it a artistic, playful creation. Yet it is.
I educate others on how to ride in the vibe and energy of lightness. It is a self fulfilling prophecy. How can we really be so serious about all this? Nothing is as we were taught. The morals, the ideas of leadership and strong character are certainly not alive in many places. The values are all amiss. People talk a good story but when you watch how and what they do, it never fits. Not that I am aligned in all ways and I am not certain any of us can be. We try things, mess up, we do "wrong" things, disasters occur and in the end, these things don't matter, they are part of this experience. It is how did you love and do right? How have you been joyful? Who have you helped? What goodness did you experience today? What are you doing to create pleasure, fun and joy despite the mess about?
I invite you to consider that this is an artistic, playful experience. Seeing it as this over a serious success story really gives you freedom. Consider the goal is to fall in love with your life. Not because you get this or that, here or there but because it is here as it is. Most know that no matter what you plan, dream, design this life to be, it doesn't show up as we desire or expect. At some point you accept, what is to happen will beyond your will, actions and ideas. When you shift this, it is more of a ride with unexpected twists so we learn to accept, often let go and still find moments to enjoy it. Artistry is a point of view. Some like abstract, some traditional, some messy, some precise. It is subjective and unique to all of us. Then it becomes a playful adventure. A mystery and story where we can be heros and heroines not matter what occurs.
I find this perspective more playful and light. No one is living the life they dreamed. It is impossible to control anything with so many variables, temperatures, conditions and people. They are enjoying the life they are living and thus it becomes a dream life but they are not living what they thought life was to be. It is an opposite perspective. They love so much of their life because they know how to have joy or make joy out of what is there. It is not an outside job. Having the outer conditions perfect is impossible. The perfect and dream comes from inside and it is more an emotional vibe than an outer condition. As you catch this, the whole picture shifts so totally that you wonder why you ever considered it could work the other way.
So play with your life in an artful way! It is far more inviting and the expectation shifts. You have more control and freedom for your goals are to enjoy, laugh, create fun out of whatever happens. Your control the inward vibe by presence rather comparing it with the outside conditions. There is greater laughter, less devastation, less pressure and far more fun and creative living. Making a masterpiece out of the colors that are there is much easier than waiting for the right colors. In the end you only need the primary ones and can create most others from them. Then ride the wave, dance through life, turn lemons into lemonade all make more sense. You notice, they are playful light perspectives, not serious goals.
A youthful giggle comes in and suddenly the world has far greater fun and magic. This is what I share. How do you enjoy it anyway it shows up? That is mastery. That is the masterpiece. That is the Magnum Opus written about for centuries. In the end it is not how many breathes you take, it is how many breathes that take you away!
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