Compromise is over-rated. We are always being told to compromise, to meet others half way, to make sure we get along. Wouldn’t it be better if we were told it is absolutely fine to be ourselves, that we should NOT compromise on those things that were essential to our being? I always wanted my parents to let go and let me go. By “let go,” I mean do their own thing, not the things that were expected of them. Sometimes they managed, but usually the opinions of others were too ov
Each of us was formed within our mother’s womb. Our spirit formed within our being. Our thoughts form within our minds. With all that has been formed within, shouldn’t we take the opportunity, make the time, to go there? Formed Within Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.
Man is a universe within himself.
The only journey is the one within.
Our thoughts are constantly streaming through our minds, unless we have discovered a way to enter the pure silence of being. Streaming Through These thoughts can literally imprison us in a very small space that only makes room for our own ego and little else. Einstein had a larger vision: A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest a kind
There’s no need for me to say anything, today. Julianne has said it for me. She is an oil painter and I use acrylics. She is an art teacher, and I am “life taught.” (This seems more accurate than “self taught.”) But that feeling she describes of “just being” and an enveloping sense of oneness? I know that. Go to her site and read about how hard she is working towards her dream of becoming a full time artist. She emphasizes the term “working,” and describes those palpable symp
Each work begins to emerge as I am able to suspend expectation and allow enough stillness to “go with the flow.” This piece reiterates that going deeper is as natural as a tree sending down roots, and as nurturing. It is also a reminder that what we see at the surface is only part of the being before us. Going deeper 26″ (l) x 11.25” #mixedmediaartquilt #surface #goingdeeper #roots #nurturing #suspendexpectation #being #mixedmedia #stillness #tree #natural #expectation
have a dear friend who endured some tough stuff lately. Imagine losing your ability to do just about everything, and remaining in that state for close to a year. You cannot see well enough to read, or even make phone calls. You can’t work at a computer, both because of the sight issue and the fact that the flickering makes the almost constant migraines worse. Trying to move around produces debilitating vertigo. She is a fellow artist, so it is natural that I would express my