Life IS Art

Zen : a state of calm attentiveness in which one’s actions are guided by intuition rather than by conscious effort

Creating art can be a meditative process 
If you focus on the process,
The repetition of patterns,
The formation of strokes,
The sensations created when using your hands and tools
The emotions that rise when working with your heart
Letting go of the outcome, the finished product, your intentions
Take a step away from the stresses in your world 
Obstacles that may be part of your day-to-day life
Let go of your ego and insecurities
Ignore the needless chatter in your head
Speak WITH your medium rather than forcing your will upon it
Listen to your art
Listen to your breath
You might be surprised at what they have to tell you
You may be stuck at home
The weather may be horrid outside
Put on some music that soothes you,
A tune that moves you
Get on your feet and dance
Pull out a notebook and write
Pick up a pen and draw
Paint, doodle

Life IS art
Everything can be done mindfully
Tend your indoor garden
Drink coffee and really taste it
Stand in the shower and actually feel it
Do something, anything
And be there while you are doing it

Whatever brings you bliss
Go there
Take a REAL vacation from your "life"
Get reacquainted with yourself
Let go, just be you

You'll come back refreshed in spirit
Renewed in soul
Regenerated in outlook
Ready to take on the world again
For another day

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