You know that movie where Curly and Mitch are having a conversation about that ONE THING!
✽ Excerpt from 'City Slickers' movie script ✽
Curly: Do you know what the secret of life is?
Curly: This. [holds up one finger]
Mitch: Your finger?
Curly: One thing. Just one thing.
You stick to that and the rest don't mean ****.
Mitch: But what is the "one thing?"
Curly: [smiles] That's what YOU have to find out.
I am very grateful that I did long ago and I'm still at it.
The Japanese call it *ikigai * 'something one lives for', 'a reason for being'.
Everyone, according to the Japanese, has an ikigai. The French call it raison d'être. Finding "IT" requires a deep and often lengthy search of self. Such a search is regarded as being very important, since it is believed that discovery of one's ikigai brings satisfaction and meaning to life.
painting = joy. A lovely life equation!