2014: a year of growth, art, beauty and manifesting your dreams. It’s NEVER too late!
The last year or two have been filled with challenges and changes for many. It was as if a crazy wind blew through our collective lives.
With challenges also come opportunities and growth. Change can be toward something better.
As long as we are alive we will encounter change and as long as that’s happening we can choose how to use the cards life has dealt us.
The only constant in life is change
If babies never stumbed and fell, humans would be a non-walking species. A 101 year old Indian man didn’t start running marathons until he was 89!
Happy New Year 2014 !
This means a new chance, a symbolic anchor to shift your perspectives, to make choices, to step into your held back dreams and desires.
Right now is a potent time when we head toward the spring season; when life around us reawakens from winter and gives birth to new life and potential. The birds and bees are getting ready to joyfully buzz and flutter. Let’s be part of the joy!
Jennifer talks a lot about boxes, about not putting oneself in a box. From different angles we appear to fit in different boxes. To some people I am a chef, to others I am a therapist, some have called me philosopher and to others still I am an actor/musician. To one person I am papa.
To me I am all of those and more. Food, therapy, conversation, art, they are all languages to express oneself and one’s gift/divinity through. We all have a talent that is our language.
When we meet people we quickly ask:
“So what do you do ?” with which we really are asking: “what is your job ?”
Does the way we pay our rent or mortgage define who we are as a person?
I want to introduce you to a friend of mine. Bas Meeuws is a childhood friend of mine and his job description for many years was a psysio-therapist but what “he does” is something else. His passion, his art, his contribution to the world and himself is as an artist.
His soul is one of an artist and it was NEVER too late !
Bas surprised us all two years ago when he told us he had built up a portfolio of photographic flower- still lives and had found a gallery to represent him.
Since then his works have been in expositions at the PAN, the Miljonair Fair, The Westfries Museum (one work in their permanent collection) and his book is for sale in places like The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam alongside Rembrandt.
I have already sold two pieces to a collector in Beverly Hills and a gallery devoted to his art is in development in Taiwan. His dream is taking flight and there’s no stopping him.
This is for good reason; he is in harmony with his dream/inner self and the world and zeitgeist around him.
He brings together the Old Masters style of luxiourious wealth and beauty of the Dutch Golden Century and expresses it in a 21st presentation. Each individual flower, vase, table, insect etc. is digitally photographed. They are then arranged into bouquets on the computer after which they are printed on photopaper and mounted behind plexiglass on DiBond.
They bring distinguished, old world romance to a modern home and a refreshingly modern accent to a classic interior.
Did you know the Old Master painters from 16th-17th century Holland used the positioning of a flower in a still life as a storytelling metaphor ? That the level of wilting, the insects present, the placing of the vase etc. all told a little bit of a story?
As we go into this new year of possibilities to manifest the life we truly desire, think about the words you choose to describe yourself and your life; are these possitive or negative affirmations?
Are you your job or are you your soul’s expression?
Be aware of the people you choose to spend time with; are they wind in your sails or choppy waves to navigate ? And do the objects you surround yourself with and their placement in your life subconsciously suggest the ideas and inspiration you need and want?
May 2014 bring you inspiration, belief in your desires,
respect for yourself to live your one life on your own terms and beauty, lots of beauty.
Until We Break Bread Together,
Caspar Poyck, Chef and psycho-digestive therapist.
Love this beautiful post my dear friend.
Thank you Barbara. We sometimes forget that every day is a new chance. As long as we’re alive, the opportunities are real.
Love this, Caspar! There you go again, sharing beauty. Thank you.
Thank you Robin.
Happy New Year !
How lovely to read about our son Bas and his art in this context, Caspar. We are happy to whitness his success.
Theo, your son is a light, a delight and an inspiration.
This is true. I believe you can go for your dreams at any age. Inspiring blog Thanks.
I was actually searching for “never too late” examples and I ended up at this blog post.
Truly inspiring! And that Indian grandpa made my day! I am like 70+ years younger
than him and I haven’t run any marathon yet… I think that’s exactly what I’m going
to do this summer, there will be one in my city.
Thanks for the invaluable advice!