Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Swimming Lessons of Life

Watercolor, acrylic & graphite on paper
12" x 16"
It's all part of the picture. Yoga, art, water... life.

Whether it's swimming laps in the pool, walking along the beach, sitting by my pond- or those too few and far between surf sessions; water is the source.

So when I heard these words by Madisyn Taylor from her book Daily OM  read aloud by instructor Danielle Lindner at a yoga class. They flowed over me,  and then it was like a wowweee- that's it!
Fluid Life a River: Living Like Water 
The journey of water as it flows upon the earth can be a mirror of our own paths through life. Water begins its residence of Earth as it falls from the sky or melts from the ice and cascades down a mountain into a tributary or stream. In the same way, we come into the world and begin our lives on Earth. Like a river that flows within the confines of its banks, we are born with certain defining characteristics that govern our identity. We are born in a particular time and place, into a specific family, and with certain gifts and challenges.  Within these parameters, we move though life, encountering many twists, turns, and obstacles along the way-just as a river flows. 

We are met with challenges and unexpected events, situations, moments, as we float, swim, wade, or paddle through life.... and that is the beauty. The flotsam and jetsam (the nets) The stuff. and navigating through it is the great adventure.

Untitled for now... it's still wait, and maybe still in process
10" x 10"
Oil, spraypaint on canvas
Where are you right now? In the flow, or snagged on a line?  and even more important

Are you having fun (yet?)

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