abstract art LLGriffin

creating space

abstract art by LL Griffin

What does creating space really mean?

Coming to quiet. It, also means giving myself time and energy to let my mind wonder. Whether it’s painting and or watching my pets. I believe one needs room – maybe a decision needs to be made or you’re tired and taking time to rest and restore is the most you can do that moment.

As Lao Tzu reminds us that;

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

abstract art by LL Griffin

and Rumi shares the importance of quiet.

Listen to the silence. It has so much to say

finding guidance with silence

the quieter you become the more you are able to hear – Rumi

There’s so much sound and visual noise it may seem like a foreign idea to turn it off our computers, phones etc or as some put it unplug. To walk into a quiet room really would be unusual. It’s more than unplugging for me. It’s having silence so I can let my mind wander. Finding guidance with silence.
brush art by LLGriffin
silence by LL Griffin

there is a voice that doesn’t use words, listen – Rumi

Finding Clarity

The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear ~ Rumi

brush and mixed media by LLGriffin

For me the journey toward finding clarity isn’t always an easy one. I sometimes choose to use my brushes and practice being quiet.

The definition of clarity is clearness and freedom from ambiguity.

To find clarity life may be muddy for a while.

No Mud, No Lotus ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

can you really go back?

art work by LLGriffin 2021

The journey to make my way, at first took me away from my home, but then lead me back to where I started. Which may not be the physical place I started from but the hope is that I have come back to myself and have gained wisdom along the way.

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. – T. S. Eliot


As you start to walk on the way, the way appears – Rumi


Souls tend to go back to who feels like home – NR Hart


Neighborhood – American Authors

Music video by American Authors performing Neighborhood. © 2018 Island Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

still listening

i want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what other think – rumi


Being still, listening, and still listening. Staying with the pain that has been passed down and learning how to hold the space.  Finding the precise balance between life’s daily heartbreaks and happinesses. The surest way to these things is to practice coming back to stillness daily.

still listening for the rhythm of stillness

rhythm by LLGriffin
rhythm – LLGriffin

#artheals #practicepausing

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