2/18-19/2007 Today practice this mantra from Thich Nhat Hanh."You will approach the person you love and with this mindfulness , with this concentration, you will look into his or her eyes, and you will begin to utter this formula: "Dear one, I am really here for you." You must say this with your body and with your mind at the same time, and then you will see the transformation."
Today I copied down these two mantras from Sylvia Boorstein’s book Happiness is an Inside Job. You may pray for another person by substituting that persons name for I.
May I feel contented and safe
May I feel protected and pleased
May my physical body support me with strength
May my life unfold smoothly with ease
May I be free of enmity and danger
May I have mental happiness
may I have physical happiness
May I have ease of well-being
Praying these mantras must have shifted something inside me and brought me to a more peaceful place. I was finally able to see where my studio needed to be, the one room I had not tried. This is how the room looks now that all my art stuff has been cleared out.
I am standing at my front door and love not being able to see all my works in progress…this translates to all my unfinished projects . This is a beautiful room with wonderful light but it was to messy and to visible from the entire first floor. I love stuff but I also love order.
So after many, many trips up the stairs I have a new place.
This room does not receive as much light but it has a closet
with lots of storage.
So hopefully I will be able to locate all my supplies and not waste hours searching for that something that I know I have somewhere.
But the best part about this new studio space is this room has a door. So if I want to leave a huge mess I can. All I have to do is shut the door.