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11/2/2019 6:22 PM
This piece of art (below) began as an attempt to illustrate a vision I once had. I mulled the vision over as I painted. Curious of what it all meant, my canvas gave me a place to explore its meaning. I thought about what Jesus showed me in the vision. It was the truth that despite all the voices (the voices inside my head and the voices spoken by others), I was good enough just as I was. I didn’t need to be like everyone else and I didn’t need to be perfect. I was different, and I was flawed, but I was still valuable. I failed in all my efforts to capture the details of this vision in this painting, but each stroke is meant it to speak of its message. It’s the message that we are as unique as every possible color an artist could mix on their pallet: endless possibilities. I painted with an acute awareness that I was attempting to capture the vastness of God’s vastness. As I moved colors, shapes and textures, I pondered the “different” in how we look, how we think and how we choose to live our lives. I am mindful of our uniqueness as I look at what I have made. I painted with my best effort to represent this uniqueness well. My “flaws” surprise me and I begin to see that they are gifts. I am in awe that I am part of His diverse universe and that He is our Christ.
How are you mindful of your uniqueness? How are you awed by the opportunity to be a part of a vast expression of God through the simple act of being uniquely you? How do you use the creative process to be more mindful of your place in this world of endless possibilities? You are welcome to reflect, ponder, share and be mindful of these and other great mysteries here at Mindfulness Paintings Blog. Together, we can gain new awareness and expand our experience of being more fully present.
Part of His Universe, 2019
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