In all forms of art we find truth. Where does this truth come from? I believe it comes from within.
We find this in a painting, a sculpture, in a dance, in movies and in writing. Within the arts we find pictures of human experience; these are exquisite expressions of the spirit. The goal of any artful expression is to tap the vein of human and spiritual connectivity. The artist wants to move your soul; to make the spirit sing. Here in the sphere of expression, we find the many wonders of human experience; we find our inner voice.
Of all arts, I find the most moving pieces within the written word, poetry and on the stage. Granted, a painting can draw forth emotion and passion; a dance can invigorate the soul, and generate emotion that is felt physiologically. But when the spirit is spoken to directly, it listens, and this is felt throughout your entire being.
We must allow ourselves to feel this power of spirit; to hear its voice when it speaks. We should strive to inspire each other; nurture expression and allow each other to dream and imagine wonderful things.
The passion of the human being comes from engaging the spirit, and listening to the heart. In our expressive arts we find love, hate, struggle, bliss, heaven, justice, drama and endless possibility. These are all parts of our natural world that the spirit interprets silently, and strives to express for all to hear its voice. We should be wise to listen carefully when the spirit speaks.
Experience draws the picture, the spirit adds color and depth. The body learns the dance, but the soul makes it come alive. The writer scribes what the spirit speaks, and the poet pens the spirit’s voice.
When a deep connection has been felt by an observer of art, a partner in dance or by a reader of words, then the spirit has been heard. The love and expression is then felt, and hopefully spreads for all to enjoy.
We are spirits of expression. We speak to each other through an artful language. As we travel within this sphere, we should all pick up the brush and touch the canvas; we should all join in the dance or pick up the pen. We all can paint, write or dance in our own beautiful way, and we all interpret differently. This is the flavor of life.
Attune yourself to the spirit’s voice. Look upon its expression with the heart. It speaks a truth, and whispers a dream that you already know.