Style is the difference between a circle and the way you draw it.
I think this quote is just so cute! Even though I never thought that I would ever use that word to describe anything from Picasso!
Style. It boils down to who you are. You cannot manufacture real style. Oh sure, you can try. But if it’s not coming from inside of you, if you are trying to force it out or paste it onto yourself, it just doesn’t have that aliveness that radiates when one is being truly authentic.
The best style for any of us is the one that evolves and appears as we each become our true selves. This takes time… and courage. Being oneself is an inside job. There are so many outer forces in life that make it easier to go with the flow around us. Going with the flow at times can be part of our style, and it can be a part of the path while developing personal style. Still, mining and cultivating oneself, so that style flows out of authenticity… that takes courage, tenacity and curiosity.
Yet, as Picasso implies here, it is simple. As simple as a circle. And as simple as bringing your true self to the drawing of a simple circle. Of course this can be applied to anything we do. Whatever creative endeavor we are drawn to pursue, we make it our own by bringing our purest selves to it.
What a great idea to remember whenever working out something new. It might not look like a perfect circle the first few times we try something, but staying curious about ourselves and what is showing up, as we keep at it, is the way to get to our best style.
I hope you are enjoying your summer in style!
Have a beautiful week!
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