Today I share my artwork
All is in the strength of the interconnections.
In knowing there is within you
The power of potential
Is one thing
But in knowing what to do with it
Is quite another
The way you choose to be
Your thoughts to deeds
Pave the path of life
That you live through
Every moment is a living truth
Of the choice you choose to make
And this is the simple truth .
On Balance & Imbalances
Ensures equality in varied elements
Or even propelling proportionality.
Empowers a sense of steadiness.
Without lose of control
Balance is grace in movement
Balance is grace in stillness too
Balance is also about being in equipoise
In envisioning or even in the sensing
A state of equanimity in the being.
Where all is well.
Yet the irony of balance
Is the equilibrium is subjective
To the opposition to balance
In a state of unrest and uncertainties
Doubts and fear creep in unexpected
Creating imbalances in its own path
Little knowing the state of balance
Are the very reason for wellbeing.
Power of positive belief
Self belief and self confidence has a way of showing up …beyond ourselves
In the way we treat others around us
The way we take time out to ensure
That they are cared for and understood
The way we trust ourselves to do much more…
Self belief makes us, own the space we occupy…
And makes us shine the light on others and yet shine our own brilliance.
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.
Some positive takes in an accidental spill…
To keep calm and address the lesson in the spill.
To turnover a spill to evolve for better
To sense a pattern of possibilities in a spill.
To challenge the statuesque through a spill.
To test skillsets learned from a spill
To move beyond in a dare with a spill
To spill some more and align the pattern formations
To envision hope beyond the accidental spill.
To create artworks from the potential in a spillover
To empathize with the spiller across the learning curve…
Spills become art and art spills over.
Saw this photo on a Fb group share and I couldn’t help pause and wonder about this expression in manifestation.
How beautifully it has orchestrated its creation
How artfully the artistry of photography has captured this brilliance of creation.
Every where we see nature emotes in magnificent awe-inspiring ways, the wonders of creation… in the trees, be it in a little leaf , a bud, in aging bark & trunk of trees , in the cloud paintings up above in the canvas of the sky or even in the dance of the waves in the sea…🙏
A man died, when he realized it, he saw God coming closer with a suitcase in his hand.
– God said: Alright son its time to go.
– surprised the man responded: Now? So soon? I had a lot of plans…
– I’m sorry but its time to go.
– What do you have in that suitcase? the man asked.
– God answered: Your belongings.
– My belongings? you mean my things, my clothes, my money?
-God answered: Those things were not yours they belonged to the earth.
– Is it my memories? the man asked.
-God answered: those never belonged to you they belonged to Time
– Is it my talents?
-God answered: those were never yours they belonged to the circumstances.
– Is it my friends and family?
-God answered: I’m sorry they were never yours they belonged to the path.
– Is it my wife and son?
– God answered: They were never yours the belonged to your heart.
– Is it my body?
– God answered: that was never yours it belonged to the dust.
-Is it my soul?
God answered: No that is mine.
Full of fear, the man took the suitcase from god and opened it just to find out the suitcase was empty.
– With a tear coming down his cheek the man said: I never had anything???
-God answered: that is correct, every moment you lived were only yours. Life is just a moment. a moment that belongs to you. For this reason enjoy this time while you have it. Don’t let anything that you think you own stop you from doing so.
-Live your life
– Don’t forget to be happy, that is the only thing that matters.
– Material things and everything else that you fought for stay here.
-YOU CAN’T TAKE ANYTHING
Received this thoughtful share on social media with these words…
Share this reflection with anyone you love or appreciate. Enjoy every second you live.
Personally speaking, I have a deep interest in the art of movements, especially the ones that elucidate the flow… perhaps that is why I love dancing but on the other hand I have been equally captivated by the beauty of Tai chi and more so Qi Gong.
The healing energy of movement has often been a subject of deep passion, respect and research for me.
Likewise I am especially fond of the flowing Waltz as well. Since childhood, dancing comes naturally to me but have always found myself grappling to understand why martial art is even necessary.Until much later I started exploring the potency of energy in each of us…through a little introduction into Tai chi as well by conscious choice.
Allow me to present my reflections on this subject in a flow….
In a dance
There is an interconnect
Of emotion and movement
As to emote is to sense
The feeling in the flow…
In dance there is an awareness
Of moving in response
As in one step less,
The music moves on
And you are left to improvise
On how to match the steps in rhythm.
Yes, truly to dance is to enjoy the life in the moves.
In martial arts
There is flow too
But a flow that is ever in alertness,
In strategic moves and self defense
The speed and swiftness
In reaction and response.
Martial arts often feels like dance… t
But often the difference
Is between life and death.
Both are connected in the deepest sense and yet distinctive like chalk and cheese.
The intention to dance and to fight…is what differentiates.
We dance to let go, to enjoy this now and celebrate it.
In awareness is a flow that merges in harmony to synch in with now in artistry of the moves
The warrior is fighting for peace for survival against all odds
Not knowing what is the next move but yielding to the now to decipher the countermove and strike.
Here too there is often a display of extreme artistry of motion in accuracy of time.
To learn both, takes dedication and practice in patience.
But most of all is the need for relentless will & passion to persevere .
Yes, there is a dancer in a warrior
And a warrior in the dancer.
Choice rests within you.
Just remember, to dance is to live the moments and explore its most aesthetic potential in the flow… choose not to make dance a fight.
Stay joyful in peace.
To learn martial arts is to get into the arena and survive.
Attack or in self defense with least possible harm to get out of harms way to stay in peace.
Both may have their own relevance in purpose
To negate one is to look at only one half of the circle
Just as much as joy is part of life
Safekeeping the freedom to be
Is equally important in every now…
Do you want to dance in peace
Do you want to fight for peace.
Choice is yours to make
Peace or war!
The art of giving time and attention…
Is worth mastering to have any
Nothing worth having can ever be rushed.
What do you think?
That you cannot reflect
That you cannot give
That you cannot share.
That you cannot let go
Become like a mirror
Reflect the light!
Shine your truth!