Now is the time
Now is the time to free the heart
Let all intentions and worries stop
Free the joy inside the self
Awaken to the wonder of your life.
Now is the time...to have fun with collage!
I often write down random words, quotes and proverbs that I like in my sketch book and I usually, but not always write the source. I think this is a celtic blessing. If you know where it comes from let me know. Everyone around me is full of stress these days! I am too, but sometimes I can just let it all go. I think meditating is giving me more control over my own mind. Meditating is one of those things that you've got nothing to lose by trying. I'm always up for those. Last year my hormones decided that I should have acne, for the first time in my life. Yep, and I'm not anywhere near being a teenager. The doctor was recommending antibiotics, which I didn't want to do, and then I read that you washing with raw honey was the best thing for your face. The article said, "you've got nothing to lose!" Actually I lost the acne! My face started improving imediately. Meditating is similar. I thought to myself it was probably not going to do anything, but I was amazed. All those bees and tibetan monks are right! I recommend meditation to everyone who's too busy and stressed. I try to fit in ten minutes every morning and I'm totally surprised at how much it helps. It's still not easy, but I'm getting much better at freeing my heart and letting all the intentions and worries stop because life is a wonder. We might as well enjoy it
6/12/2013 02:48:11 pm
I am totally on board with you, Laurel. As a 49-year-old who STILL gets acne, I'm delighted to hear about honey and will try it. So glad it resolved yours. :-) Meditation and mindfulness can only bring good--"the practice is the practice" and I am committed to a minimum of 2 15-minute sessions a day, as well. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations--as well as glimpses into your life. You inspire me and brighten my time here on this earth with the soulful beauty you create. <3
Susi, Thanks so much for your wonderful compliment! : ) I hope some day I can work up to 2 15 minute sessions of meditation. That's definitely a goal. When you try the honey, make sure to buy honey that has "raw" on the label. I learned about washing with honey on the Crunchy Betty blog. http://www.crunchybetty.com/honey-challenge
6/13/2013 05:07:53 am
such an encouraging post, Laurel. I've been practicing Yoga but my mind doesn't settle down....thanks for sharing that you practice meditation. It definitely encourages me to keep trying!
6/13/2013 05:10:34 am
and I meant to say, I really like this piece. lol! I love the energy and mood that you are able to convey thru your colors and compositions. I often wish I could step into the worlds you create!
6/13/2013 10:29:47 am
Thanks Kim : D My pieces are usually about where I would like to be more than where I am or where I`ve been, so I`d like to go there too.
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