I AM … Charlie
This is one of my original signature series of abstract portraits that I am working on. Usually created in a deep meditative state, with headphones on … just connected to my soul.
Charlie is that part of us that has taken a hardship and converted it into a stepping stone. He’s the part of us that has let go of anger, and embraced compassion. Charlie is that intensity within us that makes us go after our dreams. Charlie is that silent strength within us who knows nothing is impossible. Charlie is the deep wisdom that is pulsating through our DNA.
I used charcoal to create this abstract portrait on paper.
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We are all attracted to the light of a soul. A lot of spiritual teachings and modalities talk about being ‘good, nice, kind, generous’ etc – again emphasizing the light of the soul. We all want people around us to be the same good, nice, happy people.
But it is actually the combination of our light and ‘dark’ parts of our soul that make each one of us unique. There is nothing ‘wrong’ with the darker parts of us. There is nothing wrong with getting angry, with standing our ground, expressing our frustrations, crying our tears. As a society we have made the darker parts of us unacceptable, but yet its in our darkness that the light has a meaning.
Once we accept the darkness within us, the light within us shines brighter. Once we accept the insanity of life, our real truth stands its ground. Its where we become uniquely us, beautiful glorious us.
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I love this video! Brilliant! I came across this on TEDx, and this guy is inspirational. Let the teenagers watch this, and see how Shane Koyczan dealt with being a bully and being bullied. He describes what it’s like to be young, different, to grow up under peer pressure and how other kids pick on you for being different. Simply Brilliant!