The most important aspect of love

“The most important aspect of love is not in the giving or receiving, it’s in the being”. This is a quote by  Ram Dass who is an American Psychologist and teacher. He wrote a great book in the 1970s called ‘Be here now”. And this book and his humanistic teaching inspired me on a journey of discovery.

Whilst the quote is aimed at how to live and love in life. It struck me recently on reading it again how apt it is for the process of painting. Or really making and creating any art.

That moment when you are just ‘being’ with your piece of work. Just you and the creating is really quite special. And I personally think it’s in those moments when we ‘let go’ and just ‘be’ with our work that some of the most inspiring and exciting things happen.