There’s a line in the Avett Brothers song “Head Full of Doubt” that says “Decide what to be and go be it.”
That always has been a powerful line for me. There are so many options in this world. How do you decide? It is not as easy as saying I want to be an astronaut and “poof” tomorrow you’re flying rockets. It takes commitment. And, I’m also realizing it takes a lot of time.
We all have gifts and talents, part of finding our personal direction is tuning into them. When we share these skills we can cultivate a sense of meaning and purpose. It is important to recognize which of our attributes provide us with joy.
For me my art is what brings me joy, but sharing my art is what brings me purpose and meaning. It is easy to get caught up with the day to day minutia and forget about what makes our hearts feel full. When life gets like that, it is important to stop and reconnect. If you love creating, find time to create. Set aside time and commit to making it a regular habit. If life is super fast, find bits of time to squeeze in creativity:
- Maybe have a sketchbook handy to write or draw your idea.
- Take five minutes to sit in your creative space and breathe.
- Go to an art show or gallery.
- Or, maybe commit to taking a class.
- Even flipping through pages of creative magazine or book can lovingly fill the empty space in your heart.
It does take commitment and time, but when are you more happy? Do you find joy, running super fast through life? Or, is it more joyful to fill you soul with what you love?