We waste so much of our time and energy worrying about what people think of us
Do they like us
Are we acceptable
There is a group of people that I am unfortunately connected with. I’m stuck with them, it’s an extended family thing. They had a grip on me with their judgmental words, their mean words, their insinuations that I was the mean one.
Luckily, I am ostracized by them. Little do they know I broke their power years ago.
Life is much more peaceful now
Join me in breaking the chains
Giving up fear of failure
And giving up pretending I know much
Has given me the freedom to learn
And most important
If you look at the natural world there is no stasis
Things are born
They reproduce (or not)
And then die
Our creative life is the same, so is our intellectual life
Try or die
Not the best watercolor but there are techniques I’ve never tried before, so good first effort
If you google “empty vessel ” it seems to have so many different meanings to very different people.
For me it means emptying myself of preconceived ideas and opinions
Leaving room for the beauty and wonder of this life
All of us struggle
We all make mistakes
At times we all drown in the morass of our follies
Some of mine will follow me until the day I die
But I make peace with it
Tidy gardens seem an oxymoron
Mother Nature prefers untidy
One of the best reasons to practice is to get comfortable with
Or not quite great
Or with trying with no expectations
Why is Queen’sAnnes Lace a weed and roses aren’t?
Dandelions are nutritious and pretty, why do people hate them?
Why can’t minorities be treated the same as white people?
Makes no sense, huh?
The grey days here in the Pacific Northwest can wear
It is there
It is everywhere, even on the branch of a sleeping cherry tree
Or your life to begin, it has
Stop making excuses and start seeing the awesome in your life because no matter how craptastic your life is
Your pillow is awesome
Or there is a bird singing, or a sun shining or
You know right out of the oven frozen pizza is not terrible
You are responsible for finding the tidbits of fantastic in your life
Do it now