I've scribbled the alphabet for meaning since I can remember.
I am in love with Dimitra Milan. You will be too. Check her out: here
I am actually paying more attention to + craving more art, more beauty in my life. Perhaps it is the city-ness I am in that gives birth to a need to create beauty. I rather think it is also connected to a wrangling for more.
More - not in the limited field of consumption - but in expanding the breadth of a horizon. Fuller. Not just more. Deeper. Not just faster. More in every part of my being. I notice right before a major change, there is more doubt. Louder, nastier, snarling doubt.
You would think I have mastered this now - it's still a process.
When I doubt, some with opinions that propel my doubt further and faster than I can imagine arise seemingly out of no where, a blaring tuba of doubt -- as do silent whispers of faith. Knowing which voice is which - is helpful. So helpful.
It is a skill set: listening. Listening to others and to your Self.
Aside from art, maintaining a clear and healthy mindset is most helpful.
Do I meditate? Yes.
Does it make a difference? Yes.
Is it fancy? No.
Can anyone do it? Yes.
Is it a quick fix? No.
Right now, I have been reminding myself of how far I have come (that above painting is called "Running the Distance." I urge you to check out Dimitra. You'll never believe how old she is); and if that, then.
If I ____________, then I can _________.
If I learned how to tango, then I can try yoga.
If I spoke up to my boss, then I can tell my partner how I really feel about moving to Montana.
If I tried Ethiopian food, then I can try reducing McDonald's in my diet.
You get the picture. Give yourself some credit and use that well earned pride to broaden your horizon. Life is hard enough, don't add to the weight.
Look for the positive. The possibility. Listen to your Voice. Know Your Voice, and move from there. Happy Beginnings (and endings) to you.
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