Now is the Hour.
Did you find yourself scratching your head and asking, what happened to January?
Not me, (for once) determined to live each day in the moment. I kept my promise to myself and stayed on target with my projects. Checking in with my virtual diary. It assisted in tracking the hours I could use for creativity.
January will go down as the month I finished my outline illustrations for the picture book. Finishing was its own reward. The hard work begins now rendering each image to the best of my abilities. No turning back.
I discovered I can break the practice of creating new habits down even further.
I listened to a Deepak Chopra free webinar Finding Sacred Momentum and having your best year ever. I know most free webinars end with a pitch to sell you something and this one did not disappoint a nine week online course called Synchro Destiny. The offer was way over my budget (sadly I would have loved to join).
I took away a couple of great tips from the free webinar though that have enlightened me on this quest to stretch my boundaries.
A basic thought process and frightfully simple. But it worked to help me to stay focused.
In this free webinar, Deepak Chopra talked about. No regrets, no resistance, no anticipation all we have is just this moment, thats all. I use that in a meditation too.
NOW, is all we have.
What are we going to do with this moment?
When I ask each day, I see a clear action on what I must do. Deepak believes we should always be open to messages that come and follow the line of connection. Being in the flow is important and not fighting against it is the key. He believes when choosing our rightful path we should think about this…..
I’ll make choices in the moment that are joyful for me and others.
Wow! This one hit home for me, when I am creating art I am joyful.
“No regrets, no resistance, no anticipation just this moment is all there is.”
I think what he is trying to tell us is when we discover our joy in what we do, things flow better. I set aside some time to meditate in the mornings. At the end of this time I imagine my book or project already finished. What it actually will look like. I imagine holding the book in my hands, it’s a powerful imagery and practice. One day my mind created images of cows and I knew it was a day I had to paint one of Pete’s photo’s.
The painting flowed that day and I know the meditation helped to bring it to life.
Another example of living in the now. A few days ago I came down with the flu (yes a summer flu). Instead of stressing about the book, exercise, or reading of my favourite blogs etc. I accepted that my body wanted me to be still. I enjoyed the stillness, sleeping and doing nothing for a couple of days. So I hope you see that if you go with the natural ebb and flow of your daily life, good moments can come from it.
I do wish to apologise as lately I am unable to read all your blog posts. Just know I read as many as I can but sometimes I just can’t comment on all of them. I need to focus on my art in this moment.
Please tell me in the comments how you discovered you were on the right path. Or if you are still looking for a sign to start your dreams, remember you only have this moment. What are you going to do with it?
Another take away quote from the webinar I will leave with you. I hope the week flows with an abundance of creativity and joy.
“The best use of imagination is creativity the worst use of imagination is fear.“
” Deepak Chopra “