The quote above from sculptor Henry Moore made my night.
I’ve been thinking a lot about the relationship between creativity and health, reflecting on all the ways we creative types have to express ourselves and all the freedom we have to do so in modern life.
Of course I’m not saying it’s necessarily easy.
If so, would it, as Kurt Vonnegut said about practicing any art, make our souls grow?
Perhaps, in fact, part of the deliciousness of the opportunity for creative expression is in meeting the challenges of any endeavor, media, or milieu, be they inner or outer, short term or long term.
And doesn’t that sound a lot like the challenges and opportunities inherent in living a vibrant life?
I say the point is really to be fully ourselves, and to act on that which makes our hearts sing.
This means crafting our lifestyles accordingly, to honor our creative lives and position them front and center.
And as Henry Moore said so definitively, the underlying project that I’ll call lifestyle design may require, or no doubt be aided by, belief in life, trust in the flow of our own creative processes, and a healthy curiosity within which to live on into the unknown in this Grand Experiment.
What gets in the way?
Let me know. In my book there are no more fascinating subjects. And I’m here, in your creative corner.
Left Coast Coach Teresa Young supports her clients in accomplishing their passion-based goals in healthy, soulful new ways. She coaches by phone, in person, and via Skype outside the U.S.