Are you the artist, or the pencil?
Often in life we all have goals we want to achieve, define what success is for us and eventually be successful in our own eyes. For the world you might be successful but inner sense of fulfillment comes through deep sense of realization within self. Many times, we see people getting material gains in life and having a very good life with so much flow, then we see so many coincidences and so many people getting lucky. This arises the question are we the artists of our lives or the pencils.
It doesn’t mean that being a pencil means you don’t have a control over your life, or you can’t take the responsibility to change your life, it’s just that being responsible means being a good pencil for the artist. Most of us had have at least one situation in our lives where we cannot define how things happened the way they did or achieving something we didn’t even work hard for. All of this makes me wonder do we even care to stop and think that maybe we are not very conscious of the broad perspective of how our life is going. We live each day, and we may even think and reflect on it, but do we go beyond that, to see whether the events of life have something in common, something that is at work beyond us.
I would not fully disregard the idea that we are the artists. Yes, we do take actions, make efforts and that counts for something. Even working on yourself, improving daily is part of you being the artist. But, when we think of it why do we even try and work on ourselves when some people don’t. Why some people are driven to work on their physical and mental fitness and others are not when everyone knows the importance of it. It makes me wonder what is behind of the behind of things. There is something that is at work all the times and we need to tune in to that, that’s how we can be better artists of our lives. What is intuition then? I often wonder what the source of it is. It feels like just the tip of the iceberg, and when we know or realize that we can tune in to the whole iceberg as well the whole equation of life changes.