Sometimes Brokenness Gives Birth To Transformation And Wisdom
And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.
– Mark Anthony
His painting is an amazing demonstration of focusing on making one small change at a time. Over time, those small changes will add up to a big transformation. Transformation literally means going beyond your form. Imagine how many individual dots it takes to fill in that much space. The transformation of making all of those little dots into this painting, also transformed him. He is now cancer free and what is so amazing is that 90% of the people who have the cancer he had do not make it. His cancer brought pain, but it also brought gifts. Viewed through one lens it was a ruin to his life as he knew it. Viewed through another lens, it showed him through transformation how to live the life of his dreams.
Happiness comes from the value we bring, the thrill of creative achievement, and a pulsating desire which transcends life. James could have been consumed with fighting for his life. He could have been angry at the unfairness of life. He could have been frustrated by the long recovery period. But instead he chose to focus on this painting, and this painting in turn worked on him. He told me that it was a wake up call to really live his life fully. To stop spending his life at work and neglecting the rest of the life that he should have been living. To think that he spent most of his life not working as an artist is such a waste of talent. Even the picture of the painting grabs you and makes you look at it. We all can learn from his story. Don’t be afraid to pour ourselves into our gifts and talents. To allow them expression. To put them out into the world, so that others can experience them. To be “all in” for our dreams.
Catch The Perfect Wave
Come join us for our next "Conscious Conversation" program!What is a Conscious Conversation?
- It’s a conversation where we connect our soul’s voice to other soul’s voices.
- Where we turn down the volume of our minds inner voice with all of its fears, doubts, and worries.
- Where we turn up the volume of the heart and soul’s voice, so that our inner compass can point us in the direction that we should be going.
- We will talk about where we feel “lost” and overwhelmed in our life. We will talk about how we can use our Transformational Life Compass, to map out our dreams and bring them into reality.