The problem with hating

The problem with hating something or someone is we focus all our energies on being critical and judgemental of something we do not control.

Hate only leads to hate in return and leaves us feeling angry, victimised and stuck. It also drains us, is negative and leaves us looking for more things to hate.

Far better to ignore the things that do not suit us or we do not like, let go and to concentrate on building things we love and being with people we love.

A judgement of others is very often a judgement of ourselves.

If art was like the world

If art was like the world all the paintings would either black or white.

Even if there were different colours on the palette, no one would mix them.

Our world has become completely polarised, with us or against us, agree or disagree, yes or no, in or out.

Whatever happened to people being friends with someone who had different views, we all live in our bubbles.

The world needs to be like art, a beauty of blended colours and diversity.

We need to be able to be close to people who may not see the world as we do.

Real change comes from being able to listen and compromise. Then having a connection and trust with people who are different in order to inspire or influence them to a different perspective and that does not come by sticking our fingers in our ears and blocking out anyone who has a different voice.

Staying in our hate fuelled bubbles only leads to art of one colour.

Multi-coloured art comes from being open to differences and willing to explore something that we may not initially be comfortable with.