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Posts tagged ‘letting go’

Daily Prompt Love <3 You Have a Right To

11 April 2017

One of the greatest gifts I’ve received in this life was a single statement. A wise and caring man said to me, “You know, you have a right to peace of mind.”

The simplicity of what he said stunned me in that moment. It also revealed to me how I, for too many reasons to list, more often than not, stood in my own way toward achieving that peace.

Had a wonderful and heartbreaking conversation with my students last night about just this thing, about what keeps them from ‘peace of mind.’  Worries and expectations, the fears they hold for the future, their own and the future of our planet.  We talked about articulating these barriers, and about releasing them. 

Make art about peace of mind. 

peace of mind

Daily Prompt Love <3 Judge Not

13 March 2017

I unfriended someone this morning on social media, a woman who leads with her “I’m a Christian” banner, but who daily and consistently posts things that are disparaging to others, about people and groups of people with whom I know personally she has little actual experience. She’s older, and has limited life experience, so I had alternately either ignored her ignorance or had tried, gently, to share my own experiences with the people she judged. Her fear, it seems, runs too deep. But this morning, as she posted multiple things mocking and denigrating millennials, I was just done.

Am I judging her? Maybe. I’ll think on that. Pray on it too. But for now, her persistent fear and judgment of people about whom she is ignorant are not something I want in my life every day. 

Make art about judging, about judging through ignorance, or–be brave!–educate yourself on someone you have previously judged. 

dont-judge

Daily Prompt Catch-Up! A Little Help From Some Friends

So grateful to be blessed with good friends. Both prompts are inspired by the kindness of friends these last few days. 

3/1/2016

My wise brother told me, in so many words, to remember that we can’t grasp the river. 

Make art about letting it all flow as it will. Or about a river.

hands in river

3/2/2016

A sweet friend arrived with her tarot deck in hand and offered to give me a reading. 

Make art inspired by the tarot. 

queen_cups

Sometimes You Let the Prompt Go

Daily Prompt
 
Letting em go 🙂
 
Make art about releasing expectations.
 
expectation

Sometimes You Just Gotta Let The Prompt Go

Daily Prompt
 
Sometimes people just have to deal with their own issues.
Make art about letting people go.
Bless and release, y’all ❤
 
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Daily Prompt Catch-Up! Fingerpaint and Sons and Resistance :-)

Daily Prompt Catch-Up 🙂 My sons were home!

10/24/2015

Teaching a workshop on Creative Meditation Techniques today, which will include painting with our fingers! 🙂 Make art about fingerpaint–or–go on–you know you wanta!–break out the paints yourself and get a lil fingerpainting on!

10/25/2015

Both my sons home today. They make me laugh like no one else. Make art about sons.

10/26/2015

You can try to pin me down with a hundred thousand arms, but I will find a way to resist. And there are many of us out there, more than you think.”~Laura Oliver Make art about resistance.

Sometimes You Have to Let the Prompt Go

Daily Prompt

“Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.”~Kahlil Gibran

Make art about releasing control.

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