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I AM Changing

I may not have manifested riches or written the book I dream of doing or a lot of my dreams for that matter but I have changed and I like the changes that have occurred.

I don’t watch soap operas any more because I don’t class personal tragedy and an unbearable amount of screaming entertainment.

I don’t watch TV show’s like “The Great British Bake Off” of “Master Chef”. Not that I am saying there is anything wrong with these TV shows but for me I don’t find show’s where people strive for the approval of ‘Experts’ enjoyable and watch them be crushed by their critique.

There always seem to a buzz word in my life at any one time and currently that word is “Perception”.

I mute out TV conversation or Polls that request a debate on someone’s life etc where one person says “Your wrong, I am right” and the other person says “No I am right, your wrong” or make judgements on situations that have nothing to do with them.

The other day I watched a program about submission into the Royal Academy Summer Show in London. One person had tried repeatedly over an unimaginable amount years to be accepted by a board. A board which consisted of a panel of people and their own personal perceptions of what is ‘Good’ or ‘Bad’. ‘Acceptable’ or ‘Not Acceptable’. Another person who I felt (my perception) had a seriously good talent would only believe that they were a good artist if the RA accepted their work.

Seeing people not loving their-selves or accepting their-selves unless someone else does makes me curl up a bit inside so I zone out of these types of viewing.

I tuned into another program that had Art in the title where I saw someone crush a young hopeful artist by telling them that one of the pieces was probably the worst things they have ever seen. Again another perception but thinking about the different types of Art I have seen in my time in the most famous art galleries in the world another person’s perception maybe that, this is the best piece of art they have ever seen but maybe too late. Because this young hopeful artist has been told it is the worst thing ever viewed their confidence may have been crushed and they may never produce another piece of art again and what could have been a promising career is no longer due to one persons perception.

I have let opportunities go because I lacked confidence in my ability and I held other people’s perceptions and opinion in my work higher than my own.

No longer !! And I credit my change in ‘Perception’ by finding and reading the book ‘The Secret’ and all the material I have read and listened to since.

I am literally a different person. A happy, grateful, calmer, relaxed, almost fearless person – bonus !!

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Passion for Passions sake

 

The other day I brought all my art materials together inspired by the fact my daughter has kindly given me the project of designing her wedding dress.

Art materials

I was pleasantly surprised at some of the little doodles I had found in my many part completed sketchbooks and created an album on Facebook called Art for Arts sake.

Some samples of the things I found

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 I have now made a commitment to do something artistic everyday, however small and even if it is for 5 minutes.

Six months ago I was desperate to get out of paid employment and was searching for ideas of making money and becoming self-employed. An opportunity came in my direction and I started utilising every available second and investing in this project. I was doing this secretly as I knew my partner would not understand. Strangely my always busy partner was becoming less and less busy and quite often home around the same time as me and even before me which was making it impossible to invest time in my secret squirrel project. This was beginning to cause me anxiety and anything that causes me anxiety causes me anxiety because my requisite is to be happy as often as I possibly can.

I decided to accept the situation for what it is and not fight it and instead actively look for the Path of Least resistance.

Art for Art’s sake. Bliss for Bliss sake.

Yesterday I listened to the attached link:

Kim Thuy, wow what a shiny example of Gratitude and Happiness to us all and how to live on the Path of Least Resistance

unusually today my partner is having to stay away over night for work and I have been excited in some ways of what am I going to do with this free time. One thing I knew I wasn’t going to do is pressurize myself into doing something I feel I should be doing. I was going to ‘Let go and Let God’ guide me.

And God/The Universe guided me to the canvasses I have laid out in our conservatory. Canvasses that I painted for Art for Art’s sake but look like they will be hanging in my second daughters flat (apartment).

3 blissful hours flew by like 3 minutes until the light faded and whilst there I listened to productive material on YouTube from my phone and from both audio’s the main thing I picked out was do what you are passionate about. Well I am passionate about art, I am passionate about writing and passionate about self-development and while painting I was stopping occasionally to write inspirational notes I was gaining from the self-development audio’s on to my iPad so I was ticking all my passion boxes at once and living my bliss – good job !!

The last audio I listened to was this, something I aim to live by but no harm in being reminded just what we can be grateful for:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxIR67fH9rY

I then went to wash my brushes and whilst washing my brushes I got a true Eckhart Tolle moment of being here Now. I was totally tuned into the silence of the evening, broken occasionally by the sound of wood pigeons which I love anyway. I could smell the evening air and the feeling of the warm water and the sensation of the brush hairs between my fingers. Right then, being wealthy, being self-employed didn’t matter at all. Right then my life couldn’t get more perfect.

I was doing what I love and loving what I do – I was doing my passion for passion’s sake