When last did you give yourself time to simply do what you most want to do?
What if you think about what you really want to do as being vitally nourishing, rather than self-indulgent? What if it changes your life?
Have you ever just stopped? Whispered “I can’t anymore…”. Gently withdrawn, and simply walked away?
How frequently do you immerse yourself in something that is completely you? Just doing it because you want to. Allowing yourself to gently float away from what feels like an ever pressing reality.
Drawing as meditation
I experience drawing as deep meditation. It doesn’t have to be quiet. I listen to audio books or music. I sometimes get this overwhelming desire to just sit and draw. Hours go by, and I am elsewhere, nowhere, and here. Very present, very focused.
It’s transformative. Lines upon lines that collectively form a new illusion.
It’s an absolute source of joy. A blissful state. When I look at my drawing, I remember I was here, and far away.
What will you allow yourself?