Change Artist in Action
Artist is one of the nicest words in the English Language and it conjures up images of paint and painters, canvas and sketch books, musicians and keyboards, and tons of creative juices and talents
Change is one of the nastiest words in the English Language because it conjures up images of having to accomplish something and giving up what feels just right. Most folks don’t even carry coins as pocket change any more. We would rather our politicians’ deal with change and take all the flack and misery associated with it.
When older women say, “I am going through the CHANGE.” We all know that is about a hellish experience full of heat and woe. It is the brunt of jokes about mother-in-laws and main stay of situation comedies on TV.
J. D. at Sources of Insight was encouraging readers to find their own taglines for their life and living, and he came up with CHANGE ARTIST IN ACTION for me.
He is not the first to give me the change artist theme; I have described myself as just that kind of person on my resume for years and years. I think it describes me very aptly.
I love the risk taking and the adrenalin rush of just even thinking about change.
I love the vibrant colors that accompany imagined outcomes. I love the hues and subtle nuances of the elements of change. Change gives me energy and purpose.
I think many people would rather stick with what they know – even if it is hurting them or even maybe killing them or those around them. They would need to take responsibility – response +ability. It is easier to blame and to make excuses or deny and ignore.
The first step to any change is to get perfectly clear and grounded in just the place one is at right at this very moment. GET REAL
The second step is to LET GO. About 1/3 of our life is about acquiring and no less that 2/3rds of our life is the process of letting go – releasing.
The third step is MAPPING. One needs to explore and understand just where one is headed and how to live fully on the path or roadway. Mapping implies ACTION
If one keeps doing what one has always done there is no change, unless the world keeps changing and forces an even more painful change upon the stagnant situation.
The more one practices change the less difficult it becomes until one day it just flows. The change just flows onto the canvas of life and the journey progresses.
Making many changes is the only pathway to healing my body and my spirit. When I realized that change was my super highway then I made up my mind to be skilled – an artisan.
I am a Change Artist in Action.
How do you approach change? Do you like to hold on or love the challenge of letting go? Do you seek change or just let it find you? What is your art form – how are you an artist?