The Celtic imagination always sensed that beneath time there was eternal depth. […] While something may come to an ending on the surface of time, it’s presence, meaning, and effect continue to be held and integrated into the eternal.*
When the way is flat and dull in times of grey endurance,
May your imagination continue to evoke horizons.**
Status quo is another way of saying something has got stuck when it needn’t be.
There’s nothing like our imaginations for getting unstuck, imaginations that understand time to be deep and that although this looks on the surface to be be the destination or conclusion, it isn’t by any means.
Our imaginations dwell most richly in our creativity, our art, and there’s nothing quite like our art to disrupt what has become too settled. Art is where something can begin or begin again.
Each person’s art is different and must be seen for what it is so that it may be honed into something powerful. Size has nothing to do with it, it’s goodness, though, is everything.
An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity and boldness to challenge the status quo. Art is a personal gift that changes the recipient. The medium doesn’t matter. The intent does.^
While I’m not thinking of art in a traditional sense, sometimes introducing some drawing or writing into our daily experience is a really useful way of disrupting where we find ourselves when are used as habits or methods or practices to bring us to our artistic expression.
(*From John O’Donohue’s To Bless the Space Between Us.)
(**From John O’Donohue’s To Bless the Space Between Us: For One Who Holds Power.)
(^From Ben Hardy’s blog: These 20 Pictures Will Teach You More Than Reading 100 Books.)