“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”
Significance for me has come to mean finding my stride in life. Finding what I was made for and living it out. It is not a value held in the hands of others. Is she influential? Is her work making a difference? How big is her organization or her role? What is her title?
Instead, my significance is held within my own heart and hands as I live out my purposes and gifts. And then, wherever possible see them make an impact on the lives of others.
I love the words of Aristotle who said, “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”
I suggest that if we can live from this inner world then our significance and purpose will far less often feel under threat.
We are kinwomen. You are our kin.