LOVE MONTH: DAY 27: “There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”― Vincent Van Gogh
Creativity is formed in so many places and ways. We are created for whatever purposes we are created. I believe we carry this in our hearts.
Most of us are culturally trained and programmed to use our intellect over our hearts. That is why we are so horribly out of whack within ourselves. We are troubled because we are supposed to “perform” in life, as if it were an ongoing pageant or parade. We hold up accomplishments and achievements and our net worth as if they are measures of our success.
In my way of thinking, it is far more to be a good human than to be a millionaire. I would rather spend time with someone who holds a baby bird in their hands to protect it than one who trades on the stock market.
It is far more creative to learn to love all kinds of people, to feed those who are hungry, to help clothe those who are cold, and to nurture those who are sad and lost. Way more than driving a Ferrari or owning a mansion that is cold and empty of heart.
We get to love others as much as we want. Most limit it to what they can get away without doing. It is good to write a check for a charity. It is better to stand in front of someone and serve them without an agenda or being seen by others.
Loving people is gracious and kind. I am not those things by Ego nature. I am those things despite Ego nature. Step 12 is about loving those who are deemed unlovable for some reason. They are my people. With them I feel like a true artist!