This is a productive time for me. After leaving my job of six years, it is time to go even more deeply into my journey of self-discovery. Working and playing in my art journals is helping me to stay connected with “my bliss.” When I feel afraid of life’s challenges, art helps me to reconnect with what truly matters. I’ve been reading Women Who Run With Wolves by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Her stories of women inspire me to stay on my path of self-discovery through art. She says,
“A woman must be willing to burn hot, burn with passion, burn with words, with ideas, with desire for whatever it is that she truly loves. One will arrange that one’s creative life has consistent fire under it.”
I also love this quote from Joseph Campbell who is one of the greatest world teachers. These words never fails to inspire me,
“The way to find out about happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you are really happy — not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what is called following your bliss.”
Peace and inspiration everyone!