The world can be a heavy place but with art you can find and cultivate freedom from it…
“Art is freedom from the heaviness of the world.”
The world can be so heavy at times and life can feel more like a burden than a blessing, and though it will pass, there are things one can do to ease the hardships. Art is one of the most universal and readily available options.
Art is so amazing in that it spans all time and culture. Wherever there has been life, art is often there as well. From the earliest cave paintings and rock markings to building gilt in golden designs to soul-aching masterpieces to humble, heartfelt chalk drawing done by children, art exists. And we humans are driven to create, even those who would deny ability or cry lack of talent.
To be creative, to make something, anything, is a deep desire and part of humanity. Even if one only wants to partake of art by being a witness to it’s design, art is a critical part of life. Without art we lack such a large part of what stirs the soul. For art is but an echo of what the soul can express and feel.
Through art we are able to transmute the heaviness, the tragedies of life into something of wonder and awe. We either create it ourselves or we seek it out in other’s creations, this soul communication and unity of what we experience in life.
Art is a language unto it’s self, one that anyone can partake in and add to. It has no language barriers, no time constraints. Art crosses cultures and unifies since emotion has no set place or even definite expression, despite attempts to box them into neat, tidy categories.
Art has, and will continue to, take the heaviness of the world and make it into something else, something that provides freedom and connection.
Take some time to find a way to be creative and make some art of your own, or perhaps take a virtual art tour, or even just find some art you enjoy and let it provide you with some freedom from the current heaviness of the world. You’ll thank yourself!
Namaste ~ Ella
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