“The space in which we live should be for the person we are becoming now, not the person we were in the past.” By Marie Kondo I look around my office space as I reread this quote and realize the clutter is holding me back. I have stacks of unsorted bills and receipts, old comic … Continue reading Monday’s Meanings #8: We are where we live
Charcoal sticks and a little coloured charcoal rubbed over the page, blended, rubbed again, and blended again, then outlined... the end result is filled with pain and anguish. It reminded me of photographs of wounded soldiers, where it was hard to tell if the moment the camera captured was of them immobilized by their pain, … Continue reading Casualty of War
“What are you reacting to? Ask yourself that question every moment of every day when your peace is disturbed.” By Kenneth Wapnick What of I actually did this everyday? What would happen? The answer is that I will achieve a greater awareness and understanding of the source of my black clouds. I come across this … Continue reading Sunday’s Speculations #8: Why did that bother me?
“When you’re going through hard times and wonder where God is, remember the teacher is always quiet during the test.” By Keanu Reeves These messages are increasingly coming at the most opportune times and I wonder if the teacher is not being so quiet anymore, because I’m actively listening, or because I’m hearing my inner … Continue reading Saturday’s Surprises #7: The signs that we overlook
“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” By Epictus If we consider that things we don’t have usually come from past regrets or future desires, we can se how these things are a focus on lack. The law of attraction … Continue reading Friday’s Frequencies #7: Wisdom of Gratitude
The more I look at it, the more the green really contrasts beautifully with the brown pot. Again a slightly different type of ivy... it's in the coloration of the leaves. it might have been my imagination, but it felt like this one started growing as soon as it was transplanted to this pot. I'm … Continue reading Transformations with Life #25: “Reaching Out”
“Life gets a whole lot more beautiful once you start living for yourself and accept the fact that you can’t please everyone.” By Unknown So many times I’ve read, heard, and been told that I don’t need to explain or justify why I do anything I want to do. Of course, I must take responsibility … Continue reading Thursday’s Thoughts #7: A Beautiful Life
This one has a slightly different kind of ivy... this ivy sometimes grows up; sometimes down; sometimes just outward. The green seems to contrast beautifully with the brown pot. The pot is from a series made in terracotta clay, fired at cone 6 (which is why they were no longer really red. This clay body … Continue reading Transformations with Life #24: “Outgrowing”
“Be careful what you tolerate. You are teaching people how to treat you.” By unknown This is a hard one for me to fully incorporate into my life. I logically get it. I am emotionally tortured by memories that prove the times I wasn’t careful about what I tolerated. And I have plenty of doubt … Continue reading Wednesday’s Wisdoms #7: What are you asking for?
What I learned in school this week... We were given only one prompt for this activity: "Shoot a self-portrait where you aren't directly in the shot." Of course hands flew up and questions were rapidly fired at the teacher, but he simply replied "you decide" and the questions stopped. Through the class discussion that followed … Continue reading The Self-UnPortrait