things only become clear

When you give yourself space to pause, it may be easier to see more clearly.

When you put paint on paper or canvas and is looks like it’s spreading out, almost like the paint is expanding. For me that’s what it feels like when you give yourself space to let things become clear.

Tara Brach’s meditations that are about saying yes to what is, are grounding and gives you that moment to pause.

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clearly by LLGriffin
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like Lao Tzu

the quality of the light matters

re-learning the practice of allowing the little light to shine

Not everything nor everyone needs a blasting light in their face, sometimes that subtle light of a candle is what’s needed.

Not every plant needs the same kind of light. Some need open shade, some need diffused light and some need light blasting at them all day.

I’ve just noticed that I’m breaking down a plant that needs diffused light and not direct – I hope I can turn it around.

Noticing what is needed is a step, but knowing what’s the right approach I believe is the key.

art by by LL Griffin

perspective and space

Giving myself a moment to get my footing has given me perspective.

With that perspective comes space to just pause.

We don’t always have to do something right away with our new found knowledge. We may never have to respond or act on our new view.

A new perspective can be enough.

Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing Camille Pissarro

following your own map

It’s easy to use a map to get to a particular destination, you go from point A to point B. Often times it’s necessary to follow the map. What if you have a willingness to let lost and try something different or it’s just not the right fit?

I’m not suggesting to reinvent the wheel if you don’t have to, but adding your own take on the map can be wonderful.

There can be magic in the willingness to get lost, and creating, and following your own map.

But we all need to be reminded that we may stubble, trip, fall trying to put our own spin on the map but getting up and trying as well as acknowledging when something doesn’t work and walking a way from it can be useful. I believe it’s called wisdom.

art work by LL Griffin
my map by LLGriffin

There is no end or beginning you must make your own map

Joy Harjo United States Poet Laureate, the first Native American to hold that honor. 

does balance look like this?

Life is balance between holding on and letting go – Rumi

abstract art by LLGriffin

Finding balance in life can be messy. Getting to balance is uncertain and may take time. There can be a lot of push and pull. Sometimes there’s a rhythm and sometimes it’s erratic.

This journal is a journey

Let it help you on your path.

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