What is love?
This week we focus on ‘love’. Because what is love, and what does it do to you? And if you don’t have or get it (enough), what is the effect?
A beautiful session in which everyone focuses on a certain aspect of love that is important to them now.
After a drawing exercise, I read a passage from the Bible in which all kinds of different sides of love are discussed:
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.1 Corinthians 13:4-8
What does love look like to you?
They all set to work, albeit somewhat hesitantly, not sure how or where to start. It’s nice to see how everyone finds their own way while drawing and painting. Like their hands know what to do.
And that is what is so beautiful about art therapy. There is a kind of conversation between hands, head and feeling. The hands create, the body feels, and the mind observes what is happening and begins to give an interpretation to this, to which the hands respond. All workpieces grow in depth in this way. Nobody ends with what they started, and for many it is a kind of surprise what the end result was. And during the debriefing, the insights gained are shared with each other, and it starts to take on even more meaning.