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Monday, January 21, 2013

What's on your canvas?

We just finished a retreat session now, and I took many things away from today's program. However, one thing stands out of them all. 

Life is a canvas of what you make of it. 

You work hard (Actually smart is the new hard) you get results. your canvas will be colourful just like this, hopefully, better than this. 
 

For every stroke of colour or paint, it takes determination, courage, drive. The burning passion to see the very end of the genius creation that is your life. Errors may occur, but they are never permanent until we refuse to correct them. Same thing with our canvas. If you make a mistake with the colours, there is still room to correct it to what you want it to be before it dries up finally.
If you want your life to be colourful, you have to stand up and put up brilliant colours on it. 

On the other hand, if you want a drab looking one, by all means, use all the blacks and greys.  Just take everything as a sour puss. Don't risk anything. Don't try anything new. Complain all you can at every opportunity. Don't see anything good in anyone. Where people see the rainbow, see the mud puddles. Where they see the sun and think of good weather, think of sunburns. Where a glass is half filled with water, see it as half empty. If you belong to this category, this is what your canvas will look like. 
 

If you want to simply exist and not live, don't even bother putting up any colour at all. Don't make any effort. Just take life as it comes to you. If anything happens, it must be fate. Just exist from day to day. That's all that  is required  of you. Put one foot ahead of the other each day and be glad that you are even alive to witness the day. Just watch life pass you by each day. Here's a canvas of your life.

 
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Remember the extra effort you put in always reflects to the naked eye, no matter how little it is. A drop of colour on a white canvas will always show. 

How colourful is your canvas? What's on it? How vivid is your imagination?How are you? What statement are you making with your canvas?


I'll leave you with this - "An artist does his most difficult work when he steps back from the blank canvas and thinks about what he is going to create."- Michelangelo


16 comments :

  1. This is all thru Ema, We Should never be afraid to try it all again if at first we don't succeed. Beautiful piece, thanks for making me start my week n day on such a colourful note!

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    1. Thanks a lot dear. Glad this helped...

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  2. Beautiful analogy.Our lives are canvasses and what we paint is really up to us.I actually choose colorful.Nice!

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    1. Thanks dear. Very very colourful for me too!

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  3. We are what we think, what we decide, and what we make out of the situations and circumstances that characterize our lives. Happy new year to you and all yours. Best wishes

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    1. Thanks a lot dear Happy new year to you too. (#coversface)

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  4. Working smartly in this 2013 is the way forward for me. Thanks for sharing hun.

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    1. You're welcome hun...I can tell already that your canvass is almost full... you have been so busy:)

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  5. Thanx for this lovely (and timely) reminder, Ema!

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    1. You're welcome Imisi. All the best as the year unfolds

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  6. I love the analogy...thanks for sharing...working smart sure is the way in 2013

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  7. I have seen plain, I have seen colored. I know what I'd rather choose. Thanks for this gripping analogy. Cheers.

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