One of the presenters was Makoto Fujimura, an abstract artist who is so talented and a warm and inspiring person just to be around.
He described creativity as looking at the world through the eyes of love, filtering it through your sense, and giving it a tangible form.
I love this! It speaks to me of how important it is to connect to myself. And that when I find this connection I can share it with others and find real connections outside myself. This frame of mind changes the way I enter a conversation, the way I face my day, the way I write my story lines, and even the role I see myself playing in my life.
What does it mean to see the world through the eyes of love? It seems quite abstract to me at first. When I decide to do this I shed my critical eye, I give up on judgement. It is a state of mind where I am much more willing to receive and see where it will take me. I am willing to feel what naturally arises and share that through words or actions. This is the mindset took me to Italy.
So many people say “I’m not the creative type.” This seems crazy to me. Enjoying life is a creative act. It begins by shifting your gaze to the eyes of love. I think this is the underlying message that many of the women are bringing to the consciousness of their man who is wired to fight fear. Actually, a sensuous man can bring this out in a career driven woman as well. It is these opposites that inspire the awakening to love and creativity.
My favourite movie that thrives on this theme is You’ve Got Mail. I can watch that film over and over again because I love the way Tom Hanks sees value in Meg Ryan and allows that to cause him to grow. He sees the world through the eyes of love and he gives it a tangible form by cleaning up his life becoming the man she needs.
It’s not really a pattern until there are at least two versions so here is another example: In Breakfast at Tiffany’s Holly Golightly sees the world with an open heart and it makes her heart ache. Undaunted she creates a glamorous version of her life which gets her into wacky situations but ultimately leads her to love.
What will you do today to view the world through the eyes of love?