“I wish to live a life that causes my soul to dance inside my body.” ~Dele Olanubi
I recently completed an online course on intuitive painting. I did learn a few things about art and painting and trusting the process. But one of the best lessons I learned had to do with seeing.
It seems that when a person creates they tend to examine their work in order to see what needs to be fixed. We work to make things better. I recognized this as also my modus operandi with life.
What do I see when I look at my work, myself, and my life? Something that needs fixing? Something that needs improvement?
The instructor in the art course had a different vision. She urged student to look at their work and find what they liked in the piece. Then she said it was simply a matter of doing more of that. Wouldn’t that also be a lovely way to approach our lives.
What do I like about myself and my life? Why not do more of that. Or as one wise person once (more than once) said. What we focus on expands. Soul food for thought!
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.