The man who has no inner life is a slave to his surroundings.
(Amiel was aÂ Swiss philosopher, poet, and critic, who in 1849 was appointed professor of aesthetics at the academy of Geneva, among other positions.)
Wow!Â Meditate on this quote for a moment….
If you are not inward, you are outward.Â Outside of ourselves is our surroundings–the physical world.Â If we are controlled by the outer world we are like the reed that bends in the wind, constantly reacting to the things (often out of our control) around us.
PAINTING & creative activity develop your life within.Â Your ARTIST WITHIN.Â
As you become more and more creatively fit these types of abstract concepts should become easier to comprehend.Â Just as you have become better at seeing the outlines and painting them on your canvas, you are able to imagine other things that do not currently exist right in front of you.Â Your right brain muscles have been stretched and flexed so that they are able to adjust to theÂ more subtle nuances of your daily life.Â You have begun to notice the art in your surroundings, your outer life, and will now begin to notice the artistry in your inner life, the part of you closer to spirit.
I won’t go any deeper in this round.Â Just start opening up to the awareness of your inner world.Â Remember this quote:
First, there were two worlds.Â The world of everything “out there,” and the “you” that saw that world through the window of your eyes.Â Now there are three worlds.Â The world out there, the world “in here,” and the world of things you make.Â Peter London, No More SecondhandÂ Art
Whitney Ferre’ leads Creatively Fit Marathons.Â This is an excerpt from a “mile”.Â Contact her for more info.