Monday, January 4, 2016

Fear or Love- The Year I Choose

On a recent visit from my brother, Chris, he asked me to go with him to see Marianne Williamson speak. She was very inspiring and one part of her talk really resonated with me. She spoke about how we can choose to see the world through fear or love.  I've always struggled with anxiety. Fear has accompanied me most of my life. After meditating on that choice, to see through love or fear, I had an epiphany.   Fear hadn't been my passenger along life's journey. It was driving me.  Where ever it wanted to go, In a vehicle with very dirty windows.   

"Seeing" through fear and not love, has  distorted everything.   And I've spent all this time not seeing my life, my art, my family clearly.   In reference to my artwork, I wasn't seeing it with any truth.  How can people tell you that they love your work and you kind of scratch your head and say, "huh?" They are not looking at it through a filter of fear. They are looking at it through love.  

Here's to 2016!  The year I choose.  Here's to taking the wheel with a new pair of windshield wipers!