Creating Art: A Meditation

Introduction

We feel our joy in our creativeness. Having realized the vastness of the physical world around us, we draw inspiration from it to create a little world of our own. This may not be a conscious act, but this need to somehow interpret the world in our medium and, somehow connect with it, is the driving force behind all creativity in mankind. This creative genius in us could easily be defined as our own personalized yoga, our own personalized meditation, our own personalized mind-body practice. Being an artists has many benefits as we shall see in this post.

 

There are innumerable sources of inspiration in the physical world around us.

Nature, oceans, rivers, the trees, the life around us – all call us to them.  On the surface, we may look different from nature and life around us but deep down in the recesses of our minds and our being, we feel the connection. We feel the oneness and we intuitively know that the consciousness in them is the same consciousness in us.

 From this feeling of oneness comes the desire to express it. The world of art does not coincide with the world of facts because our imagination always surpasses facts at all times. We may be limited in our body but our abilities to express ourselves through our Art is infinite. Surpassing the physical limits we reach out to our world through Art. Art becomes our expression of unity. It becomes our way of interpreting the joy within us. Art becomes our way of channeling our love.

Creating Art also has huge health benefits as a mind-body practice. It relieves stress and anxiety. Art is known to relieve the symptoms of depression and take the sadness away.  In that way, Art becomes our choice of spiritual practice. Even something mindless doodling and sketching helps us by silencing our minds and helping us focus.

Health Benefits of Being an Artist

Developing a physical skill is good for your brain’s health.

One of the most important benefits of being an artist is that it can improve your brain’s health. This is because physical activity boosts blood flow to the brain and helps it work better. The more you exercise, the more oxygenated blood will flow through your brain and keep it healthy.

Being creative can help you solve problems.

If you’re an artist, being creative can help you solve problems. Being creative can help you come up with solutions to problems. It can help you be more innovative

Artistic hobbies can help you relax.

Artistic hobbies are a great way to relax. Such activities can be enjoyed alone, or with others. They can be done in short bursts (say, 15 minutes at a time), or over the course of several hours. An artistic hobby is something that you’ll always have with you: it doesn’t require much setup or equipment, so it’s easy to take with you wherever you go.

You can vent your feelings through art.

Art can be a way to express your feelings. If you’re feeling angry, sad, or frustrated, art may be just the outlet you need to vent those emotions. As an artist, you can use your art as a way to communicate what’s going on inside of you.

Creatively expressing yourself is good for your social life.

You may be surprised to learn that creative expression is a great way to meet people. If you’re an artist, it can help you make friends and find a community in which your interest in art will be appreciated—and if you’re not yet an artist, it’s a great way to start developing those skills.

There are so many ways to become involved with the arts: paint clubs and watercolor classes; live music shows; poetry readings; even pottery studios (if any of these appeal to you). It’s true that some hobbies require more financial investment than others, but there are plenty of ways for artists newbies or veterans alike to get involved without breaking the bank.

You can practice mindfulness through art.

Mindfulness is a mental health and wellness practice that can help you feel calmer, less stressed, more focused, and more in control of your emotions and thoughts. Art therapy is one form of mindfulness that involves creating art as a way to express yourself. Many people who practice art therapy find it helpful because it provides them with an outlet for their feelings while also improving their mental health.

There’s no right or wrong way to practice mindfulness through art—it all comes down to what you enjoy doing most! For example, if you enjoy painting landscapes then use that medium to reflect on all the positive things in life that make you happy (like spending time with friends). If writing makes you relax then start journaling about the events from your day so far or write about something that inspires you to like how much progress we’ve made as human beings since the beginning of time when cavemen painted pictures on walls using charcoal sticks instead of brushes!

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Creativity has a positive effect on your mood and self-esteem.

Creativity can help you feel more confident, satisfied with your life and yourself, and more positive about your future.

This is one of the best benefits of being an artist. Art is a form of self-expression, which makes us happier people—and can even have positive effects on our health.

For example, research shows that people who are creative tend to have higher levels of self-esteem than those who aren’t creative. In fact, researchers at Harvard University found that people who were given a creative task performed better on tests measuring their cognitive abilities than those who weren’t given the same task!

Conclusion

There are lots of good reasons to start an artistic hobby. You may be interested in exploring the benefits of these activities, or you may simply have a friend or loved one who is looking for ways to get more creative.

All in all, it’s clear that art has benefits for your brain and your body. It can help you relax, solve problems, express yourself creatively and develop skills that will serve you well in other areas of life. At its core, art is about finding yourself and expressing who you truly are as an individual. We think that’s pretty awesome!

So we say, express yourself through any medium that you like!  Art is always a work in progress so to wait till you get better is actually not a reason to delay.  Start Now!

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