8. Art

The artist gives us the means to elude that common burden of angst that sometimes comes to rest on our shoulders. Artists create views of life that call us away from our self-absorption to the wider roads of pleasure and meaning. It is my belief that we all have the capacity to find the peace that we so cherish – the freedom from worry.  

The devilment most common to this burden of angst is to force our attention away from the greater things and on to the more trivial annoyances in life. He (the burden) consumes our mental resources and robs us of our vision, our hope and our faith. But the depth of happiness within is much greater than this shallow burden with whom we wrestle.  

Day 8 Guide 

Arm yourself with the knowledge that freedom from burden is many times found in great art. Read from the book of Psalms, and listen to the songs of that wonderful peace.  

© 2006, Levi Hill

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