Are You Up To Your Destiny?

“Are You Up To Your Destiny?”
— Hamlet

Are you ready to live the life you were meant to live? Are you ready to take it to the next level?

Life is meant to be lived passionately, joyously, fearlessly, and creatively. It is our birthright to be the creative architects of our lives, not just be a leaf in the wind, torn between our duties and our desires.

This book is about how to live a creative life: not how to paint or draw, but how to think like an artist, and how to find a joyous complete life as a result. Art can be used as a tool for self-development, in the beginning it can work as a form of therapy, by which the practictioner may be able to discover and express their emotions. Later, it can be used to teach us how to properly live by using creative thought and action to change our lives.

One of the inspirational people in my life, Dr Susan Gregg, once wrote: “Do you want to be where you are right now in five years?” This phrase made me take action to change my life then. I know that often we don’t choose to change because we fear it. So instead we choose a life that is unchallenging and boring; a life that doesn’t allow ourselves to be creative or express ourselves, and thereby to experience true joy.

“I have found that you have only to take that one step toward the gods, and they will then take ten steps toward you. That step, the heroic first step of the journey, is out of, or over the edge of, your boundaries, and it often must be taken before you know that you will.” — Joseph Campbell

Some people are not comfortable in their skins, they feel an essential emptiness that they try to cover with drugs, alcohol, etc. What is the purpose, the meaning of life; is this the life I was meant to live? Why does every day feel the same?

Perhaps we are afraid, because we know deep down that a life like this takes unconditional passion, courage, and commitment. To live this kind of life, one has to show the forces that be that you deserve the life you want by consistently displaying these qualities. This is what Joseph Campbell defines as the “Hero’s Path.” Make no mistake, if you follow a path of conscious change you are walking in the very footsteps of giants.

So I ask you: when will you allow yourself the life you deserve? A voice is whispering in your ear: today is the day.

Copyright Aliyah Marr

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1 thought on “Are You Up To Your Destiny?”

  1. Hi Aliyah
    Very interesting concepts to consider. I too am an artist caught up in some very difficult dilemma’s over the years, not always practicing but definitely living as an artist, often feeling guilt to be ‘wasting’ my talent.
    Nice to see you have separated the two and understand there are other areas to be considered. I am now a practicing life coach using art as a medium to reach people and hopefully teens. I think it is an awesome concept, good luck with the book. Will keep your site earmarked. Thanks Amanda

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