Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Zen habits

It is good to wake up in the morning and look out to a bright sky. It's good to have a few quiet moments of reflection or no-thought during the day. For years I've practised "stillness", although I haven't always been good at it and given in to the chaotic moments -- which is precisely when you need to pull back and be quiet for a few minutes. But then, we never stop learning, I believe we're not supposed to stop learning...

When I sit and stitch, or paint, or collage, I get peaceful even though I'm in action. The difference is that I don't force anything, I don't plan anything, I let the design come together as it will. It's as if my mind is switched off and lets my spirit do the driving.

Today's message from the Universe, paraphrased: We think our emotions arise from circumstances when in fact circumstances arise from our emotions. There's one to think about.

7 comments:

  1. Very interesting words of wisdom, Colette. Indeed.

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  2. Anonymous4:47 PM

    Stillness in motion so beautifully epitomised by the hummingbird.

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  3. Great universal message!

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  4. great message to think about!

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  5. very nice words.
    and nice hand sewing...I need to sit still and do some. I love to sew, just don't make the time.
    jill

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  6. Hello. Love this art piece. Lovely blog. Glad you stopped by. Warmly, Karen

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