Sand and Rocks
Picture four large glass containers. In one of them are large stones. In one are small stones. The third has sand. The fourth is empty. The project: fill the forth with all the others. This container represents a full and productive life.
You must first put the important large stones in the container. The big important things like your family and the things that all the other things enrich. The small stones are next, they are your work, your hobbies, your things of the hand that make you a creatively fit person. Finally, the sand is poured in filling all the cracks and all nooks. To me, this represents the things of the soul, the inner sacred being. These are the things that make you complete and full only when the other things first have their room. I’m not sure if the stones and sand mean the same things to me as they do to you, but it is something that has helped me remember that it’s not just the fulfillment of of one of the containers that I should be working on, rather, it is the journey of getting them to all fit together that is the task of living an artful life.
How are your sand and rocks measuring up?