Gorgeous Inside

by Starla J. King on July 21, 2011

I saw the angel in the marble & carved until I set him free Michaelangelo

There is an artist in each of us, sitting expectantly with exquisite carving tools, waiting for permission to work.

That part in us that knows what needs to be carved away in any situation to set free our project, our art, our work of creation small or large.

Each document we write is a carving away of all the words we don’t need.

Each painting we create is a carving away of the white space that sacrifices itself to color.

Each presentation we develop is a carving away of all the possible facts, anecdotes, and tomes of wisdom that aren’t relevant.

And each mindful breath we take is a carving away of the inauthenticities we carry so tightly within us.

In a culture that more often moves toward desperate addition rather than careful subtraction, we try for fulfillment through the process of piling on, covering, burying.  

What we actually need is the carving away.  

Gorgeous InsideFor it’s in the carving away that we find the angel.  The work of art.  Divinity.  Ourselves.

What is your “marble” today, and the “angel” waiting to be freed?  Give it a chance to step forth… please, start carving.

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rebecca p cohen July 21, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Delightful concept; thank you for writing about it for us to contemplate in ourselves.


Starla J. King July 21, 2011 at 8:21 pm

It’s my honor, RPC.


Camille Gaines July 21, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Love this and great timing…I have been “giving something up” every week. This is week 3 and it is working great. This week is is staying up too late:)


Starla J. King July 21, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Camille, I love that idea… of making this a weekly practice of peeling away, chiseling away, giving something up that no longer serves you!


Nona July 21, 2011 at 1:23 pm

I love it when you show us the gorgeous that is inside you, my friend. What a beautiful post and a juicy way to look at our own revealing.



Starla J. King July 21, 2011 at 8:22 pm

Ah Nona… thank you dear. I actually had your recent post in my heart as I started writing this. Gorgeous mirrors gorgeous. XO!


Mary July 21, 2011 at 2:19 pm

I love this concept and the way you present it! Delightful dear SJK!


Starla J. King July 21, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Maryk, the quote just struck me and shifted my perspective. So of course I HAD to write about it. 🙂 xo


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