Momentarily Creative

 Image Description: "Art gives words to words we do not yet know, and feelings so ingrained within us but forgotten seem to come to life from dimensions far beyond our reach." - Ahmad Abojaradeh

Image Description: "Art gives words to words we do not yet know, and feelings so ingrained within us but forgotten seem to come to life from dimensions far beyond our reach." - Ahmad Abojaradeh

Creativity has always been an outlet for humanity to express the things deep within them that they do not necessarily understand. It is a way of expressing love, pain, complex emotions, freedom, rights and many other things. 

Today, we continue to use creativity as a component into our development and a reflection of our experiences and things we still may not fully comprehend. Art gives words to words we do not yet know, and feelings so ingrained within us but forgotten seem to come to life from dimensions far beyond our reach. 

Creativity is not a set of things that you can do, creativity is a way of life, seeping into everything we do, into every moment. Creativity can leech into every area of our lives, into our careers regardless of what they may be, into our relationships with our families and strangers. Creativity can transcend every single one of our moments, it can connect us to the living, to the dead and anything beyond. 

There are so many forms of art that speak to me, both that of the Creator and that of the creation. Driving on the highway, has never been more dangerous than with a sky filled with luscious clouds and a reminder of fall on the trees on the sides. Words from the Quran, from poets like Rumi, writers like Maya Angelou and Bell Hooks all bring different aspects of the world to life for me, and this site, is built off of these words. 

 Quote "Let me die living, not live dying" - Jeff Foster

Quote "Let me die living, not live dying" - Jeff Foster

Recently I've come across a poem by Jeff Foster, titled a Prayer For the Living. If there's one thing that encapsulates all that is Life in My Days, it is this poem. 

A PRAYER FOR THE LIVING
Life,
Break in me whatever needs to be broken.
Fix my hope of ever being fixed.
Use me. Draw every ounce of creativity out of me. Help me live a radically unique life, forever forging a never-before-trodden path in the forest.
Show me how to love more deeply than I ever thought possible.
Whatever I am still turning away from, keep shoving in my face.
Whatever I am still at war with, help me soften towards, relax into, fully embrace.
Where my heart is still closed, show me a way to open it without violence.
Where I am still holding on, help me let go.
Give me challenges and struggles and seemingly insurmountable obstacles, if that will bring an even deeper humility and trust in the intelligence of life.
Help me laugh at my own seriousness.
Allow me to find the humour in the dark places.
Show me a profound sense of rest in the midst of the storm.
Don’t spare me from the truth. Ever.
Let gratitude be my guide.
Let forgiveness be my mantra.
Let this moment be a constant companion.
Let me see your face in every face.
Let me feel your warm presence in my own presence.
Hold me when I stumble.
Breathe me when I cannot breathe.
Let me die living, not live dying.
Amen.
— Jeff Foster

May we live each of our moments in the most creative of ways, and to the extent we were meant to. 


Ahmad Abojaradeh is the co-founder and Director of Mental Health for MCL, An Engineer, a world traveler, a Peer Support Specialist, a Novelist and the founder and editor of Life in My Days. He hopes to spread awareness of living a life of wellness wherever he is through his writing, workshops and speaker events.

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