All paths lead nowhere
Does this path have a heart? Do you find your flow in what you do?
I told Chris Zorn, that art is such a gift to me – it helps me to better appreciate the world we live in, and connect to people and nature and all beings and things. But I’m not sure if art is my gift to the world. Having moved around a lot and done many different things in my life, I’ve never been sure or confident about what my gift is.
Chris responded, and I can’t even describe how big of an impact his gentle guidance made on me, that my greatest gift, what I have in my basket to offer, is just me being me. And if art comes out of that, great. And if it doesn’t, that’s OK too.
While I didn’t consciously ask myself, “does this path have a heart?” – I suppose in some way I did. And I always have (when I left finance and NYC, when I left the Philippines, when I decided to stay in Hawaii.) The path I am on right now – with art, surf, friends, community, love, and public service – well, those who know me tell me my heart is radiating out of my presence, that this mind space, my soul place, is here, where I am now. This is confirmation that I am in the right place, on the right path. And if art has something to do with it, then of course I’m going to keep drawing and painting!