One of our favorite sculptors is Michelangelo. What draws us to him are not the finished works that the world of experts have praised, but the unfinished ones. Pictured above is one of his unfinsihed works said to be a slave or a prisoner. Our first stop when we visit Florence, is The Academia Gallery which houses the famous statue of David as well as his unfinished works.
"Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it." Michelangelo
In studying them, we are both filled with the desire to grab a chisel and get those people out of the marble, to set them free. Although they are unfinished, we see what Michelangelo was about to free from the stone. We liken this to humans who want to find their inner essence and break the shell they have grown.
As humans we are works in progress: evolving, adapting, and adjusting to what or who comes our way. We chip away at the personas we have tried on, all the "stuff and theories" we have gathered along our paths in search of the person we are inside. Inherently we know that the truth is inside of us, if we chisel away all the influences that cloud that path. Like a sculptor we discover who we really are and what we really want, our truth.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Truth is a deep kindness that teaches us to be content in our everyday life and share with the people the same happiness.
Happy Monday and we wish you a wonderful week.