“Shine like the whole Universe is Yours. I am a Spark from the Infinite” beautiful quotes from the great Rumi.
I like to believe that as the perfect formation of a Galaxy, we are Sparkles of light shining within a beautiful creation. This mandala was inspired by the vision of millions of stars shining within the whole Universe and us, each one of us like these Stars, shining beyond the darkness of our mind or other people’s mind, that make us forget such a vision.
Initially, it was meant to be a painting with fluorescent colors but as time was scarce I applied a picture of the Universe behind it, and in another case, golden stars shining so they could come out from the drops. So I called this mandala Drops of Sparkles.
When I finally started painting, soon I became nervous that maybe I was not doing the right thing, but I continued. Like many other times, when I start to apply the colors with whatever medium, a strange feeling of doing it wrong pervades my being.
Experience makes me continue, I still look if there is anything different I could do but when nothing else comes up I continue and force myself to be patience, trusting that soon the results will satisfy me. And usually, they do. The more I get nearer to the end, my eyes recognize the intended beauty, or that something that makes my heart rejoices.
Sometimes I find it very difficult to express in words what the work of art I see evoke in me. Inexpressible emotions that maybe only an expert writer can find.
The other day on Instagram with a great Artist Claire Harrison, I wanted to express how much I loved her painting, she thought there were too many colors, and I was unable to tell her in words that for me it was perfect because, that is how it felt, I do not know why.
And this is the awareness that this painting has brought to me. How we get so impatient and discouraged while the work is in progress, in any field really. If the time we have available wasn’t limited, we would all be adding more and more or take another picture, until we reach that perfection that we really can’t reach, because each moment, we are in a point of transformation, each step, is a new awareness and an expansion of our consciousness, so what we saw before, is less than what we see now, and whatever we are looking at will always have a new piece of information and thus something else to add. Non-stop, continuously, until time, deadlines, makes us stop. We have to give our work at some point. And so is our life, our planet, our universe. A continuous work in progress, we are continuously evolving, the universe is continuously transforming itself.
“The only thing that is constant is change” by Heraclitus.
So I ask myself, then if everything is a work in progress, liable to betterment every day, when are we going to enjoy the finished artwork? If we are always running after the results but these change, according to our consciousness expansion, then we will never be fully satisfied. Like a dog chasing its tail.
So comes the realization that as the work in progress is the constant, and the results are the peaks, like the beautiful flower, or the sweet fruit, we must enjoy the process, the same or more than the results.
We love the plant all the time not only when it is flowering, in fact we care for the plant more during the process. And so it should be for everything else, beyond the results we wish to see in a given point of consciousness. Our bodies, our relationships, our work. When we change our point of focus, when we accept that everything is an endless work in progress, then we make that process enjoyable, and not a sacrifice that needs a rewards to be justified, without which we become disheartened and give up or fall into depression. Society as a whole, as I see it, bases itself only on results and the pressure on our system is very high.
I believe that learning to love and feel comfortable with the actual process with all its imperfections is to arrive at enjoying Life and the whole of Creation. And what will be will be. If there is harmony the results will always be satisfactory.
“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in the darkness the astonishing light of your Being” by Hafiz.
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