Loving it forward

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I had been reflecting recently on how my commitment to living a life of love not fear too often focuses more on the fear part!  Weeding out of my thinking and acting those limitations that threaten to drag me down has been crucial in my journey in realizing this vision but I now feel increasingly compelled to focus only on living outwards from Love.  To focus not on removing the fear so much but to be so gloriously, boundlessly living authentically from my heart with freedom to give, to create, to praise and to inspire, that fear has no foundation and dissolves into nothingness.   I am finding that holding attention to Love alone is what liberates.

It’s that glimpse of true freedom that compels me to be using the arts for personal and social transformation in my professional life.  As a little girl, I was fascinated by that moment of transcendence that occurs in an experience of great art, when you are so absorbed in expression and giving outwards that all else falls away and you are moved purely to express your highest vision for your life and your contribution to the world.   Coming home from the theatre, or my drama class, or listening to an inspiring piece of music would leave me soaring with vision and a heart full of love for the innate spiritual and creative energy that we have all come to this world to express.   I knew that I wanted my life to be about discovering that within myself, and supporting others to do the same.

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I believe that liberation from fear through a profound understanding of living Love is the answer to the world’s most intractable problems and am more convinced than ever that the arts are a doorway into this way of being.  They enable us to reveal our real selves in all our innocence, purity and authenticity and are a powerful agent for change in our own lives and the lives of others.

I am so grateful for the love and support I have had and continue to have in helping me to move this vision forward.

Published by Caroline Watson

Founder of Hua Dan, a China-based social enterprise that uses the power of participation in theatre as a tool for personal and social transformation. Young Global Leader 2011 of the World Economic Forum. Writer, speaker and entrepreneur. www.carolinewatson.org

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