May 27, 2015

Let Your Life be Your Art. {Poem}

Flickr/Cyril Rana: https://www.flickr.com/photos/retrogui_photos/7209646120/in/photostream/

Let your life be your art.

Allow the golden, glistening moments to weave themselves
Into an intricately crafted tapestry of experiences,
Thread by thread
Intertwining past, present, and future
Into one awe-inspiring spectacle for the universe
To behold here, now.

Let your life be your art.
The way you move your body
As you work, on the street, in the forest, in the kitchen.
Allow the carefully choreographed way
your hands dance as you prepare dinner
become a performance,
Rhythmically chopping, and stirring, and mixing.

Let your life be your art.
Surrender your speech to poetry.
Note the beauty of your articulations as they land
On the ears of your beloved
Like a sonnet,
Caressing them with love, understanding, and compassion
Igniting light, illuminating their loveliness.

Let your life be your art.
The way your feet lovingly graze the earth
Like paint-strokes on a canvas
Sketching the soil, each step with a brilliant palette
Of gentleness, care, lightness.

Let your life be your art,
The greatest studio space imaginable,
the most infinite realm of creative free rein.
You were born with this craft, this aptitude, this intrinsic ingenuity.
You need not go to art school, take classes, collect praise,
For your life to be a classic work
That fills you up from the inside
Spilling over boundaries, overflowing into the current
Of right here, right now.

Let your life be your art,
Moving and being moved,
The lasting touch of divinity
Leaving imprints of connectedness
The totality of mindful moments
A masterpiece to share and behold here, now.


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Author: Alix Koloff

Assistant Editor: Yoli Ramazzina / Editor: Catherine Monkman

Photo: Flickr/Cyril Rana

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