Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what’s next or how.
The moment you know how, you begin to die a little.
The artist never entirely knows.
We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark. – Agnes De Mille
Agnes was a professional dancer and choreographer. In 1993, she died of a (second) stroke.
I think she has it right. How dull life would be if we knew what was next or knew the how of life itself!
Embrace the not knowing, for you have the ability to create each day to be different from the next – simply by deciding how to fill your time. We all have the same 1,440 minutes in a day.
Take a leap tomorrow to step out of your comfort zone; create something for which you have no expectation of the result (a drawing, painting, a play-doh creation, a piece of writing, a love letter, a thank-you note, a photograph….anything) and give it to someone or consider it a personal joy experiment.
Once complete, measure how it feels.
Sound stupid? Don’t knock it ’til you try it.
Don’t feel anything?
Then, my friend, you missed the entire point and I’m sad for you.
Let go of expectation and just be in the moment of creating – for the sake of creating. You don’t have to be an artist to create.
Life is clay and you are the potter.
Now go….get your hands dirty and enjoy the process, will ya?