Tag Archives: Courage

Art Blog: Leaf in the Wind

heart leaf low res

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” – Maya Angelou

I used charcoal to create this abstract artwork on paper.

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Art Blog: Dandelions

Dandelions low res

Some people get addicted to people, to drama, to situations, to drugs, to certain types of foods. When we try to break that addiction, we realize how difficult it is. Some give up and go back to living the same old life. Some dig deep down and find courage within. We understand consciously how hard it will be to let go, and we accept the ‘temporary’ hardship, knowing that on the other side, something new awaits us.

Letting go is for the courageous. Sticking to the path takes even more courage. Accepting that you have an addiction and that you want to change it, evolve from it … that in itself is a huge step. It’s very similar to the life of a dandelion.

Although dandelions sometimes are classified as weeds, their lives symbolize rebirth of something new. The wind blows, and their spores disperse and land far away, somewhere new, where they prosper and grow. Having the courage to allow the winds of change to blow through your life as you let go of your addiction, you land up somewhere completely new, different, unexplored. And yet it is here that you bloom, prosper and grow.

I created this artwork using oil paints on paper.

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Art Blog: The Soul

??????????We are all attracted to the light of a soul. A lot of spiritual teachings and modalities talk about being ‘good, nice, kind, generous’ etc – again emphasizing the light of the soul. We all want people around us to be the same good, nice, happy people.

the soul abstract backgroundBut it is actually the combination of our light and ‘dark’ parts of our soul that make each one of us unique. There is nothing ‘wrong’ with the darker parts of us. There is nothing wrong with getting angry, with standing our ground, expressing our frustrations, crying our tears. As a society we have made the darker parts of us unacceptable, but yet its in our darkness that the light has a meaning.

Once we accept the darkness within us, the light within us shines brighter. Once we accept the insanity of life, our real truth stands its ground. Its where we become uniquely us, beautiful glorious us.

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