Doing the opposite to what brings us joy

We always feel most at ease and peace inside when we are truly ourselves, when we are not wearing any hats, when we are not acting out any roles, when we are not trying to fit in. We feel most at ease when we set our boundaries, when we do not justify ourselves, when we do not seek approval or permission.

Amazingly we spend most of our lives doing the opposite of what brings us peace and joy. We are always trying to fit in, trying to please others, acting out roles, seeking approval and permission and fearing being our true self in case we offend someone.

Madness given we only get one shot at this human experience on this rock.

Just be you and enjoy the journey and the ones who are the true beings will get you as you are and those who don’t, well they have a different journey to yours.

A world without art

Take away colour, paintings, drawings, photos, books, poems, songs, music, plays, ballet, films, TV, sculptures, fashion, design…take away anything arty/creative. Just stop and think about that.

Now imagine your world without art…imagine a science lab.

For those who think art doesn’t matter, try that world.

As Oscar Wilde said ‘all art is useless’. It’s the use-less things in life that bring the magic not spoon or a screwdriver or maths equation. I don’t love utilitarian things.

Art is life, it is an expression of the human soul.