How are you painting your daily canvas?
Each one of us has been given a blank canvas to start out with and it is up to each one of us to create our own masterpiece. Our individual brush strokes represent our feelings and experiences as the power and strength behind each stroke will shine forth for all to see.
If you are coloring your canvas with anger, regret, sorrow and fear then your canvas may be dull, dark and filled with a lot of heavy energy. If you fill your canvas with happiness, peace and acceptance, the colors of the canvas are suddenly brighter, more joyful, and definitely pleasing to look at because its energy is vibrant and alive.
The masterpiece that we are creating does not only encompass our present life, but rather the many lifetimes that we have experienced. It is a continual work of art that can either be savored or enjoyed by observing its various stages or it can be ignored and hidden because it lacks depth and enthusiasm.
If you have even gone to an art museum and sat in front of an inspiring work of art (because its depth and beauty has captured your imagination as it has allowed you to bask in its power and strength) you know what I am speaking about. I have observed others admiring a painting because it generated a sense of peace and calm that actually fed the soul.
As we use our brushstrokes daily to express the image and sense of worth that we wish the world
to see, we are continually using our imagination to express our feelings. In essence, when you make peace with the past, you will not spoil the present with useless thoughts or feelings.
Life is too short to waste time hating, fearing or regretting. When you actively decide to forgive past issues and look at the larger canvas, you are taking a step into the present moment of now that suddenly opens up avenues to new possibilities. This is how you begin creating your path to a joy-filled life with its splashes of light hues and brilliant energy.
Fill your pallet with color, create your magic and dare to try something that you have been yearning to experience. Rise above the mediocrity of life and listen to your
Each one of us has the power to heal and create our own work of art and I believe we can change if we make a deliberate decision to do so. Maybe this is the time for you to examine your life's canvas and fill it with love, forgiveness and acceptance.
Break through your limiting thoughts and explore something different. Allow your feelings and your heart to capture the essence of who you truly are. Maybe you, too, will need to sit quietly and examine your canvas and make adjustments as needed. What is the mood that you are trying to express or the colors that you hope will embrace the message you want to send? Experiment explore examine and do it with an air of lightheartedness. When you do, your life and your world will change dramatically.
Joan Marie Ambrose
Author, Creative Writer, Motivational Speaker