Wow...2009 is upon us. A clean sparkling calendar.
The thought of a new year with a fresh slate makes my creative juices simmer on a low boil. Sound familiar? Yours, too?
As artists, we see the possibilities in so many areas of our lives: Visually, you may be thinking of using that new technique or medium we've been hearing about...Physically, can you cut back on something you'd rather not put into your body or just move every other day? Mentally, can you take a class, read a book, or change an old, worn out paradigm? Can you think about that relationship in a new way, so there's no stress between the two of you? Wanna clean out that closet? Organize your studio? Could you think about giving up that bad habit? Or, take a step toward getting help in releasing the stranglehold that addiction has on you?
Wait a minute, you say.
All of this sounds too much like work. Too much effort.
Really? Well, let's think about that, for a minute...
No matter how you cut it, the big picture we're looking at....is GROWTH.
There are two choices: growth or stagnation.
You know, like pond scum.
Water that doesn't move produces it...pond scum.
Pale, green, stagnant algae.
What's your pleasure?
This morning, I did something SO out of character for me. I did a walk/run over to a walking track. I'm still patting myself on the back for it. My feet stung. My lungs heaved. But I did it.
Pictured is one of my stinging feet hitting my front step, with sweatpant-clad knee above it in the foreground.
I can't wait to stir the waters in other areas of my life. Cool clear nourishing water!
What about you?
Love & Laughter, --- and Growth!
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