Calm amidst the storm, blue sky above grey clouds and clarity amidst chaos. Coming back to meditation and making it a daily practice has given me space and time and moments of clarity.
Just today as I was feeling overwhelmed, too busy, grumpy and a tad gloomy, I remembered to be mindful. So a few moments of noticing my breath, the sensation of my feet on the ground and being present to my surroundings, brought me back feeling calm and clear. Phew!
My second art journal page based on this weeks Get Messy prompts is about just that. How I have managed to make time for myself and those moments of feeling peaceful and calm keep me able to keep keeping on, no matter what. (Thank you Headspace app !!!)
The first page is about how all parts of me make up the whole, even the aspects that I’m not proud of, or even ashamed of. I actually love this page because the process of writing them down, then covering them up randomly with gouache then ink and water was just so enjoyable. It was kind of cathartic. Now looking at it I can see all of those things and know that I am so much more than them. Also I know that nothing is permanent, so just as I can add another layer to this page, so I can to myself.
With that thought in mind I will make a cuppa, pick up a daughter from school and put 300 things away so that our home looks closer to the way I’d like it to and then I might add some journaling to these pages… maybe.
Till next time,