Sage began her journey as a singer/songwriter and actress when she was three years old and has been performing and perfecting her craft ever since.
This is her revelation about life and art.
Everything I (we) do is creation- is art- the art of creating self, life, life itself…
There is no life without art, that’s why intelligentsia and art are so intimately tied because both are endeavors in a relationship together on the contemplation of the nature of life.
We are CREATED in Gods image and he is a creator, The Creator- so too do we strive to create beauty, as He did. It’s the essence of Him and therefore it is the essence of us.
I was walking down the streets of New York City, after getting the best hair cut of my life and visiting a friends art gallery, just before the opening of a new exhibit, when this idea came to me of ALL of life being an artistic creation, and expression, if we choose to elevate our minds to the level for which they were created and allow ourselves to experience the beauty for which we are intended, instead of getting caught up in the grind, or the struggle, or the baser animal instincts that come from not taking the time to observe and contemplate. This is not to say that there is not struggle and pain, and baseness, but it is to say that we each have a choice to create in each moment or just react to it.
Life is what we create it to be and there’s always choice. The whole joy in life comes from this. In each moment you’re creating art. You choose what to have and present at the same time. What to create with a relationship, what to do with given circumstances, what to present with what you wear, how you treat yourself and how you treat others….It’s all an opportunity to create and contribute to the world in your own way.
This realization allows me to have so much more magic in my life and appreciation for even the smallest things, and helps me to take a step back from what can seem like the most difficult things, and not take them so personally but take the time to create a better moment, to use the moment I’m given in the best way possible. In my own way.
God gave us all the things in the world to play with- then told us to name them and use them and not regret mistakes or hold onto things because He will always provide and forgive.
This was a mind-blowing revelation in the idea of confidence for me…..
To be sure of yourself does not mean that you never make mistakes, quite the opposite, you probably make more!!!! It’s just that you have the peace within and wisdom to admit when you’re wrong and reorient and try again- there is no FEAR of making mistakes. You can take them in stride, forgive, reorient and move on. Worry and fear are pointless emotions to live in, and we were NEVER intended to live in them. Here’s the deal with worry and fear, they actually don’t exist, they are being created by you, in your mind. When I realized this it was able to set me free in so many ways. There are so many times when old habits of worry and fear came up because that is the natural default mode of my mind for whatever reason, but that is just my mind going to the easiest thing it can. It’s my minds kneejerk reaction to certain situations, it’s my “animal” reaction, but I am not an animal, I am a human being created in God’s image and that means that I have the choice to create each moment of my life by reorienting my mind. Therefore since worry and fear are just states that we create in our mind, that means I can take a step back and CHOOSE a different, more beautiful thought and reality which not only helps me but allows me to better contribute to those around me, creating a better world, even if only in the smallest way.
In my relationships, I cannot create someone else’s life for them, we each create our own (thank goodness) but I can- if I choose- create, a piece with them, our relationship! The creation and the humanity is in responding and not reacting.
I get to CHOOSE how I feel! No one and nothing can make me feel anything. I don’t HAVE to do anything! It’s just another artist’s opinion, and at different points of life I have different tools to work with. Everything is an opportunity to be inspired, try something out. That’s why is so important to be in the moment! No worry or fear they are worthless lies of nothingness.