Today I share my artwork
All is in the strength of the interconnections.
The secret to thriving in life and living
Is in nurturing the very qualities
That creates wellbeing
In ourselves and around us
Strengthens the interconnections
Helping create a more resilient world
Empowered in empathetic humanity
Than just the survival of the fittest.
Sharing one from my series of Circular Artworks painting today and a very powerful poem by Rumi.
I feel somehow it connects with this poem…
“There is a community of the spirit.
Join it, and feel the delight
of walking in the noisy street
and being the noise.
Drink all your passion and be a disgrace.
Close both eyes to see with the other eye.
Open your hands if you want to be held.
Consider what you have been doing.
Why do you stay
with such a mean-spirited and dangerous partner?
For the security of having food. Admit it.
Here is a better arrangement.
Give up this life, and get a hundred new lives.
Sit down in this circle.
Quit acting like a wolf,
and feel the shepherd’s love filling you.
At night, your beloved wanders.
Do not take painkillers.
Tonight, no consolations.
And do not eat.
Close your mouth against food.
Taste the lover’s mouth in yours.
You moan, But she left me. He left me.
Twenty more will come.
Be empty of worrying.
Think of who created thought.
Why do you stay in prison
when the door is so wide open?
Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking.
Live in silence.
Flow down and down
in always widening rings of being.”
Like the sky above…
Unfurl your imagination
Extend yourself, reach beyond knowing
Life the earth below…
Yet stay rooted to the ground
Have the steadfastness like the earth.
Like the fire within
Let your passion speak
Explore life & give it your all.
They say it’s what you do that matters
But it’s the thought that counts
Can we choose one thought over other
Yes we can in mindfulness
Being aware is the first step
The choice rests with you
For you are your thoughts
As much as your deeds .
There is the power of sounds
Discovered in Silence
In meditative stillness
In contemplative introspection
In expansiveness of understanding.
In the depth of listening
There is then the power of words
Of vision in the verses
Or expressions of the uniqueness
All mere vibrations in resonance.
If Creativity were to be all yang
Flowing along in infinite abundance
The mystic of this mistress is magnetic
Almost hovering on the hypnotic
Creativity is a dance of balance
Of the yin and yang
Omnipresent in the flow.
In the unforgiving toughness
Is the challenge to continue
In her demands to deliver
Is the discipline of approach
In the chiding of the critiques
Is the attempt to evolve
Beyond the punishing schedules.
And in that trusting knowing
Actors act, sculptors sculpt
Writers write, painters paint
Singers sing, dancers dance
Finding purpose in the passion
In the artistry of creativity.
And as art empowers in the connectivity
Life carries on…!
Sharing my swirl artwork called Vorticity. This I created with my some of favourite colors to suit the mood of the day!
In the core is the dynamics of the flow ,
Sense the spiralling fluidity
Of the momentum moving along in circles
In the whirling is the dance of energy.
From the architect of time, the source creator came a space of nothingness (akash)from space came matter (energy) from matter came movement (wind, air) from movement came fluidity (flow, water) from fluidity came existence from existence emanated the spirit of life (the breath of life, fire passion).
The elements existence are a guide in an acknowledgement of the interdependence. An awareness of interconnections in an acceptance that everything exists in the subtlety of balance.
The spirit of life and living is the bridge to our calling &purpose of being. As well as in the journey of the being. The path is and will be ours and yet not just ours.
Every move in time is interlinked in the bridge of time that we were, are and will be on. The bridge of time is in eternal cycle of motion. All matter constitutes one or more of the elements in different proportions.
While the mind of the matter perceives it in thoughts, the heart of the matter senses. Mindful thoughts and heartfelt feeling are both real and unreal all at the same time. And consciousness is the bridge of awareness between the extrinsic and the intrinsic, between the learning and the knowing.
And in this understanding is the realization whole and complete of all as it is .
This one is for all my fellow writers & artists.
For I believe…
The ability to express or create art is a gift.
A Gift of Grace.
To respect the gift of creativity… is to express gratitude and use it in empowering ways.
To be able to express and convey is to be able to let go without doubts of disbelief.
To be ready and willing to share helps boost and spread the sense of self confidence and self worth…
Take time to appreciate the grace of your gift, as you make a difference in your own unique way!
Whether it is today, in these times of uncertainty or other… a positive approach to life and living is deeply rewarding.
This is indeed wonderful as an attitude to cultivate towards living life. Being positively enriching & encouraging is truly the best way to help make a difference.
But the trick is in fine balancing the emotions that manifest along the way.
Embodied Practice of Empathy
When you practice sharing positive vibes consistently, you are putting a lot of hope and faith out in the world.
Yet you need to be empathic to yourself, care to understand your own emotions as well, by accepting and acknowledging them, without getting embroiled in them .
Make sure to acknowledge what is happening with your own life.
Speak from the heart.
All that is happening in the world today can be disheartening . So when you are out, sharing positive vibes make sure that you are internalizing them too. Sustaining a spirit of hopefulness is the key driver for a positive mindset . The world needs doses of positive attitude in thoughts words and deeds.
Authenticity of Attitude.
Making sure to feel from your own heart before you share these words of hope is a worthy practice to adopt.
Whatever said or written,words are mere words But when you begin to respect and respond to the emotions sensed in the feelings that arise you begin to see the world in its most vulnerable state.
When heart speaks the world hums along…
Team Management & Motivation Tips
If you are in a position of leadership and influence, consider it your responsibility to keep your team motivated consistently.
Every career experience is deeply significant in understanding and expanding your vision. As a Management Consultant & Mentor, my years as a Ballroom Dance Educator & Trainer have been truly insightful in understanding teamwork and collaboration and the values of direction and motivation from a leadership perspective in team performance.
Here are a few tips to manage & motivate your team.
Attitude: A team is a set of individuals who are meant to align towards a vision and mission. Start of by getting the hiring process right. Hire the people with the right attitude.
Connection : Begin to connect with your team with genuine interest in their work plan, issues and tasks at hand. You are more likely to understand the pain points, their strengths and find proper resolutions
Trust building : Building trust in your team starts with a leader who knows when to engage and when to back off.
Trust creates responsibility and makes team members accountable.
Safety : A team that is ensured, mental, physical, social, environmental safety feels well-supported. Understand how important it is for every member to sense the safety so that your team can take steps with confidence.
Respect: Give respect to get respect.
Create a platform to collaborate without character assaults and biased opinions.Always remember there is the benefit of doubt.
Non-judgmental : Avoid & Reduce personal bias and judgements in assumptions from affecting your team.
Be inclusive and create a diversity in the team such that it becomes a source of strength.
Attention: Care to pay attention and nurture your team. Be available and wholly present to guide, mentor your teams through their tasks and issues. But reduce dependencies.
Appreciation: Last but not the least care to celebrate their small & large wins, take time to appreciate the good work.
This picture was shared on social media…
Can you see a face in the lake ?🙂
Here are some more faces
How many faces can you see now?
Feel free to trace some more…
Seeing familiar objects or patterns in otherwise random or unrelated objects or patterns is called pareidolia. It’s a form of apophenia, which is a more general term for the human tendency to seek patterns in random information.
Face pareidolia seems to be a universal phenomenon.
Finding faces in the most unexpected places, may have an evolutionary angle of a need to seek familiarity in the wake of the unknown, for a psychological safety.
Or finding faces in the bonnet of a car that makes it look more fun, friendly & smiling.
Maybe piecing the possibilities together to make sense is an illustration in the illusion…
Whatever the case creativity of the human mind is infinite in its potential to conjure up endless possibilities out of practically nothing concrete.
In the ability to create abstract associations to integrate and create and merge a more meaningful interpretation for ourselves,makes it an art of limitless possibilities.
Wherever you are
However the form
Which ever the patterns
That are shaping up
Take time to sense the possibilities
In the unchartered, unexplained
Unexplored undiscovered …
Creativity of human potential.
You have the ability
To aspire to inspire
And be inspired
To make life beautiful,
Meaningful in every moment.
There is an art, awaiting you
To breath life into
To be discovered
To be appreciated for arts sake!
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
Nature never ceases to amaze us
Such is the wonder and awe of nature.
Nature is full of surprises
Every tree , every branch
Every flower, every bud
Like all living things is unique
Yet patterned in synchrony
Adapting to ways of being
Nature is resilience personified.
Every where we care to look
There is something to admire
Something to respect and learn from
Salute to the splendors of Nature.