Everyone is an artist in their own right. Your every action, thought, and language compose the picture of your life. You already have that canvas and mindfulness can be used to paint that blank canvas. Painting is created through a moment of silence and a quiet analysis which is the basis of mindfulness. Mindfulness is a therapeutic activity that aims to improve the mood of a person by alleviating stress and anxiety and improving their health condition.
How Art Can Lead to Mindfulness?
It Prompt You to Start Now
As an artist, when you are starting a new artwork, you will start the project based on who you are. There are people who are waiting for that ‘right time’ to come before starting on a new project. They keep waiting for that perfect moment, but sadly it never reached them. A true artist is aware that the perfect time to start their project is now. When you are entering a mindfulness state, you do not have to wait for signs in order to begin. You are aware that the perfect time to start your work would be today and not tomorrow.
Mistake Equates to Awareness
Mistake is a common part when creating your artwork. But this shouldn’t prompt you to just discard the project and forget it. Instead of turning their back away from the project when they commit a mistake, artist will stay in a relaxing moment in order to seek for awareness. Art and mindfulness have the same core that will teach you on how to accept lessons within a mistake.
Be Aware About your Obstacle
There are times that you do not have an ample time in finishing your work simply because there are things that needs to prioritize first. There are also times that you are unaware of the outcome which prevents you from taking risk. With art, you will be able to learn to face your fears and take a risk. You will eventually find out that the ‘fear’ you are saying is just a lame excuse. With art, you will reach a mindfulness state and the belief that you’re worthy of the happiness.
It is not that uncommon that you hear someone saying that the only thing that is constant in life is change. Imagine yourself stuck in the middle of a heavy traffic, you will then instantly hope for a change. You are wishing for a change to anything that is currently happening in your life that is not to your liking thus this eventually leads to frustration. When you are painting, you will understand that change takes place at a specific pace. Being an artist means that you will embrace the things that are occurring right now, and you understand the radical change in your life. It will help you to open yourself to new ideas which help you reach a mindfulness state.
With the awareness and integrity that art provides, it can help us find the meaning to our life. Find the meaning of your life today by uncovering the artist in you.
Alvin A. Aquino
Alvin is a visionary poetic philosopher who seeks Enlightenment in life. Forging for a new way of understanding by sharing his personal experience and intuitive ideas for human development through creative pursuits.