Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Every Day Grace

"...like all artists, I would thrive more easily with companionship,
with kindred souls making kindred leaps of faith."
- Julia Cameron's "the Artist's Way"
A year ago on a frosty evening, my friend Mary and I walked into the Art Association ready to attend a class that we hoped would inspire us... and it did. I have now learned the discipline of writing three morning pages and to gift myself with a weekly Artist's date. Within those accumulated pages a safe place exists for me to care for all the things I do not completely understand... each morning, on each page, I make my own small leap of faith. And when I come to my final word at the end of page three, I realize I have somehow been divinely led into rest and peace. Most often my final words each morning are: Thank you.

2 comments:

Betsy said...

Not to ruin the spiritually focused feel of this lovely meditation but rather to broaden it into life in general, this very thought came through in my daily business mentoring piece! So it appears, as in your artistic journaling moments or whatever endeavor we might undertake(entrepreneurial...or personal growth-wise), an essential ingrediant of getting, being and staying motivated is taking intentional, regular times aside to reflect, finding and enjoying (carving out and fiercely defending if necessary!) a quiet place where priorities are safely set, considered and pursued.
Ahh...there's inspiration for you!
Betsy

karen-holmes said...

Yes... inspirational, and allows me to return to business with renewed vigor.

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I have always been inspired by my Grandfather's particular generosity and encouragement, along with his love for others and nature. His spirit lives on, and the influence is quietly with me as I write and share. This is my small offering that I pray will bless others and allow them to become Simply Inspired. warmly, karen -xok.
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