We Were Made To Create

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Be Creative...

Find ways to bring your inner world to life. When you do, you are giving your soul a voice.

I have a really big question for you: What do you think the meaning of life is?

There's no right or wrong answer. Maybe you don't even have one yet, but I'd love for you to ask yourself anyways.

I realized the other day that while I don't talk about this much with friends and family, I soak it in from spiritual material and preach the hell out of it when I teach yoga. I wonder why that is. Is it just something we assume we know or is it "too intense" to talk about?

When I think about the meaning of life now, I immediately remember this one night I was driving home when I lived in Miami. I had just seen Elizabeth Gilbert present her book *Big Magic* and the experience was still swirling around. It was a really full moon- I'm not kidding- like a blood or super moon of some sort, and I slowed my car to look up at it and then it suddenly dawned on me that the purpose of life is to create. It felt so clear and true and right, like I had uncovered something I always knew and that everyone before me knew. Of course at the same time, on a lower level, I was thinking "this is really weird and woo-woo of me," but I also strongly believed and loved it. The realization was so affirming. It felt irrefutable and calming. "The whole point is to make and do things because we are alive and have the chance to do so. That's it."

I haven't thought about that day in a long time, but I do find it helpful to come back to why I am doing or not doing something to guide myself in the right direction. Why am I water coloring when there are 50 other things I should be doing? Because creating something feels good. Why am I spending my free time trying to open a community wellness center when a bunch of people have done something similar, it's hard, I could fail and I have to work to pay my bills? Because creating it feels important, meaningful and fulfilling.

And isn't that what we've been doing all along, from the very beginning? Making things that we believe in because we are here and doing so speaks to our nature and to our hearts. Maybe what we create and who likes or dislikes it is not as important as the simple truth that we just need to do it. For ourselves and for our humanity.

What do you think?

Why do you do what you do?

I'm listening and interested!

 

Lots of love,

Alysa