We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities (Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882)
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself (Anna Quindlen)
Today I have stayed in my comfort zone.
I have added a tree to the other half of the journal page (not shown above) which also has the torn diary page. It has been day of regular housework, preceded by a lovely walk in the forest with Kyle, Sarah and Lily.
I am in a space or a phase of life where I am content not to hurry, to let things slowly unfold, to accept things cheerfully. I know that under the soil, where I have planted my whispering seeds, things are starting to germinate. When they begin to flower I shall be stepping out of my comfort zone. I look forward to this process. I need to grow and change; otherwise my roots will stagnate and disintegrate.
While I am growing quietly underground, my soul has the spirit of adventure; it is checking its private charts to plot and plan the route. Some days there is no plot or plan and I just sail on the wind: which is also just right for me.
I am trying hard to give up doing things perfectly and trying to please other people in order to begin the work of becoming ME.
Today’s Art Journal Prompt:
I am going to be thinking about this one in my quiet time tonight or tomorrow morning… It could be a phrase rather than just one word… I really hope that some of you are doing this journal with me or just chose your 2011 word/phrase. Will you share your words with me?