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endings and beginnings

abstract art by LL Griffin
abstract art by LL Griffin

Many sages and writers have talked about endings are also beginnings. What a lot of people don’t want to talk about is the space in-between. There are words for that space such as liminal, transitional, or transition.

endings and beginnings many times will create uncertainty

Something has ended or changed and you’re in the space of uncertainty and uncertainty doesn’t feel very good to most of us.

How do we get better being in the space of the in-between and not rushing the next steps?

Figuring out how to navigate our lives and being willing to be uncertain, it’s important to find out what works for us.

I believe learning how to express ourselves in a nondestructive way will help us to evolve to be more present and maybe even being comfortable in that awkward in-between space.

I use art and if I’m not sure what to paint I practice making brush strokes such as the Japanese calligraphy shodo or and enso. Sometimes it turns in to art and other times it’s simply practice.

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

be brave!

Standing in the middle of the room – take a breath in and exhale, the new year is beginning. It seems like most of us have to be reminded to stand alignment because it’s easy to get off track and worn out. The new year is a great reminder to come back to yourself.

Be Brave!

This is in the end of the only kind of courage that is required of us: the courage to face the strangest the most unusual, the most inexplicable experiences that can meet us. Rainer Maria Rilke

mix media enso by LL Griffin
hurt and hope by LL Griffin

Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love. Rainer Maria RilkeLetters to a Young Poet

holding hurt and hope

Holding at the same time, hurt and hope and looking forward to the new year. Using enso to learn to allow, flow and be present.

enso mixed media by LL Griffin
enso mixed media by LL Griffin

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness Desmond Tutu

return to light

Stillness and quiet as we welcome the return to light.

Nothing can dim the light that shines from within – Maya Angelou

mixed media by LL Griffin
mixed media by LL Griffin

using mixed media to approach the practice of making enso

the practice

the practice starts with this moment, and then this moment, then this breath, and this breath

and this, is the practice

stay brave

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are
― E.E. Cummings

enso art by LL Griffin
by LLGriffin

inspired by Tara Brach’s meditations

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