Gratitude Friday: Creating
Today I am very grateful that I have been given the chance to explore my own sense of creativity. Creativity is real refuge for me, a space within myself to which I can retreat when I need to think things through. Often, I find that during my most inspired moments, my mind is completely blank, and I am completely focused on what I am doing. It means for me that that elusive saying "live in the moment" really comes to be. It is like channeling an energy which runs through me.
Often I will repeat a mantra when carving or throwing on the wheel. It turns the whole process into a meditation.
This is a photo of my hands carving a tile. I love this photo, because my essence is there without my complete physical presence. It is often how I experience creativity. I see my hands making something, almost separated from myself, the concentration is so great.
Such a gift, being given the chance to explore one's creativity.