The Ingredients Of Love

 

An enlightening explanation from Alain de Botton on True Love of Self and Others.

Any info on how we can all love more is always helpful.

Unwrap Nature’s Gift

It’s a hectic time of year where we all get wrapped up in the wrong things. We can forget to leave space for the magic.

Watching this video may help put things in perspective.

Self confidence and Smelly Socrates

I was unaware of exactly how much a rebel Socrates was. He walked around barefoot and smelly challenging peoples beliefs. Now that’s self confidence. How often do we ask the hard questions especially if we have a well worn odour about us and no shoes.

Don’t let yourself be weighed down by what other people think, because in a few years, in a few decades, or in a few centuries, that way of thinking will have changed. Live now what others will only live in the future.” – Paulo Coelho

Following like a sheep is not the way to creative freedom. Self confidence is needed to break out of that box. Socrates challenged lazy assumptions. This entertaining video by Alain de Botton explores how we all can lead a true life.

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Art is Important

I’ve always found looking at art a great solace. I gravitate to museums when I need a spark in my life. I love getting lost in a painting and finding my way out,a bit transformed. The following quote from Alain de Botton is from his new book Art as Therapy.

We are very vulnerable, fragile creatures in desperate need of support and we generally don’t get it. … Art [can be] a source of help with our problems – our innermost problems – the problems of the soul. . . . Art can be a form of self-help and there is nothing demeaning about the concept of self-help – only the way in which some of self-help has been done so far, but there is nothing wrong with it as a concept. . . .

After watching the following video it confirms my belief in how important Artists are.

His talk is 45 minutes, so grab a cup of tea and listen to a fascinating new viewpoint on the importance of art.

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