Inspiring Thoughts: Allowing the Masterpiece to Unfold

A Blank Canvas


Today begins a New Year - a New You. There's a blank canvas just waiting for you to create whatever you want to.

When I start a new piece of art, I usually don't have a plan. I just go with the flow and create whatever feels good at the moment. I'll just start painting and let the art unfold. Creative abandon takes over and I'm fully engaged in what I'm doing.

In a way, that's how I've been living my life for the past year. I don't really have a plan, per se. Instead, I've been going with the flow and living in the moment.

Some people may think that's an irresponsible way to live. After all, don't you need a plan to get anywhere in life?

In my early 20's I had my life planned out. I was going to be married and have two kids by the time I was 25. I was also going to get my college degree and become a successful child psychologist.

Well, that didn't happen - except for the college degree part, but it took longer than expected. Oh, but I digress.

What I've discovered is that life is like the pieces of art that I create. Every day or every year I get a blank canvas to start over to create whatever I want. So I dive in and go with the flow. I do what feels good in the moment...and the better I feel, the more the art takes shape and eventually turns into something beautiful.  Even though I didn't plan it out, the piece of art is full of passion, joy, and fun.  After all, isn't that how life is supposed to be?


Windows of Inspiration


I'm not saying that you shouldn't have plans or goals/resolutions.  If that works for you, then keep doing what you do.  I'm just saying that life is about allowing things to just unfold.  Don't worry about the details.  Have fun.  Be in the moment.

At the same time, know that the paintbrush is in your hands.  You have the power to write or paint in whatever you want for your life.  Maybe you want more love, peace, or joy.... Those things you do have control over.

Are you allowing the masterpiece to unfold?  What will you be painting into your life?

Related article: Are You Working on Your Masterpiece?

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