Welcome to the Art, Life & Faith Question of the Week #8: How do you cultivate a beautiful life? When was the last time you asked yourself that question? Do just want a life or do you want a truly beautiful life? Cultivating and creating a beautiful life demands your very best time and attention. Read on…
Much of my life and work involves working with all kinds of artists through The Grove Center for the Arts & Media. I also spend a fair amount of time cultivating The Grove’s 12 acre organic and avocado property in North San Diego. So naturally, a good portion of my life is spent cultivating and caring for what I hope bears fruit.
My desire is for both artists and our grove to become very fruitful. But cultivation is an intentional process. If we want our lives to bear artistic and spiritual fruit, you and I need to cultivate with purpose and care.
Our mission with The Grove is all about cultivation: We cultivate the spiritual growth and creative work of artists.
I’m curious…how do you cultivate your life? How are you intentional in your walk with God? How do you show care and attention to your heart? Your mind? Your body? Your creativity?
Artists who are intentional about cultivating a beautiful life are far more productive than those who don’t. (Click here if you’d like to Tweet This.)
There’s a very simple biblical principle called “sowing and reaping.” That which we sow, we reap.
I recently read this verse that has a lot to say about cultivation and what it takes to create a beautiful life.
But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop. Luke 8:15
How you cultivate your life may produce beautiful fruit in your relationships, your art, and your life…how do you cultivate a beautiful life?
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In case you missed…
Question of the Week #7: What do you say to someone who doesn’t understand your art?
Question of the Week #6: How do you handle interruptions, distraction or lack of focus?
Question of the Week #5: What has been your most challenging work as an artist?
Question of the Week #4: What would you say to an artist struggling with a project?
Question of the Week #3: As an artist, what does a good day look like?
Question of the Week #2: How do you define success?
Question of the Week #1: What is the worst thing someone has said to you about WHY you SHOULDN’T pursue your art?
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