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So this is such a relevant topic for me. I consider myself to be an overall positive and inspired human being. But... sometimes the reality of life and the world hits me smack in the face and i don't feel so inspired. Then what do you do?
My first reaction is to wait. And to know that deep inside i know that that feeling of inspiration / excitement/ enthusiasm will certainly return. It is normal for it to wax and wane. There are times where the well runs dry and you have to wait until it is filled up again. It is ok to rest. Something i learn is more and more relevant with each passing day.
I continue to go through the motions. Try to stay active with physical exercise, which for me usually means being in natural beauty or going to my yoga studio. I continue to try to meditate even if my mind is wanting to run wild. I need extra quiet time. I need to eat food that is fresh! My garden gives me solace. I appreciate my family.
As a painter, sometimes i need to take a break and to realize that when i return my work will be more vibrant and more meaningful and i know that it will.
Attending my daughter's graduation from Eckerd College was an amazing time. My good friend Jeanne and I attended the Salvador Dali museum in St Petersburg, Florida and i was so taken with his work. I decided to use him as my teacher and used his painting from 1926 " The Girls Back " to work on my technique as i am definitely new to painting. I will share that here.
I really believe that we need to trust the process of our lives. There will be times of drought and times of harvest and abundance. I am also starting to really believe that the more i expect abundance, the more it arrives. Something to think about. Please share with me what you do when your well runs dry.
"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive" Howard Thurman