When you visit a gallery do you find yourself apologetically saying, ‘I don’t know much about art, but I know what I like’?
I say, trust what you like. Never feel awkward about ‘not knowing much’. Knowing what you like is what counts.
Art that speaks to your spirit, that resonates with your heart, mind and body makes you feel more alive, it feeds your hunger for meaning, purpose and joy, for the sensations of being fully human, being your true self.
No one else can tell you what is great art for you.
So, instead of saying you don’t know much, say you do know… and whether it sounds clever or not, whether you have the language to explain or not, is not important. What is important is to believe that what you like in art, what you love, is good for you.
So, for a few minutes today take time to bask in the resonance of art that you love, that makes you feel fully yourself, fully human - let it love you back. Then commit to loving yourself more by filling your life with art that you love.
And next time you are in a gallery, remember it’s totally okay to say, ‘I may not know much about art, but I know what I like and that’s what matters to me’.