Thursday, December 22, 2011

Woman Meditating 2011

Blue:  sadness or happiness.
Yellow: renewal and hope or cowardice and deceit.

For a long time I have been trying to mediate consistently.  I know it's good for me, actually more than good for me, I think it's probably vital to my health and well being.  However, I am a slackard meditator. Days, weeks, and even years have gone by without me meditating.   I don't know why I have so much trouble with this seemingly simple and straight forward exercise.  All I can say is that it's just easier not to, especially when I really need it, when I find myself in one of my typically stressed or highly emotional states-normal ways of being for me.

Carl Jung liked to say that it is only in middle age that we began to realize that  the sun is no longer rising, but beginning its descent. As I start my sixth decade, I know that I have choices that will make my life better, and choices that won't.  Knowing that sun is sinking makes the choices a little more immediate and a little more urgent.  I  hope to make those right choices, but maybe even more importantly, not to despair when I don't.

2 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Holly! I LOVE this image SO MUCH for how it is SO the mix of all these descriptions you see as choices....I think you making art and writing is meditation and you are quite disciplined about all this and staying so physically fit! These are choices hard for most people. Anyway, if it helps: Nietzsche said that "Art is the proper metaphysical exercise of life," I just passed this point of no return a few months back. Glad to know you! Love, Laurie

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  2. Meditation is a gift you give yourself.
    Your art is gift for the generations.
    These images come from a powerful soul.
    Wisdom is their voice.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Larry Butcher

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