acrylic on canvas (click on image to enlarge)
Empty yourself of everything
let your mind
The ten thousand things
rise and fall
while the Self watches their return.
They grow and flourish
return to the source.
I have always found myself busy..going..doing..learning all I possibly can..from birth, I am told. I thought otherwise was slacking or missing out. Seems, the mind fools us into thinking such.
Recently, something happened in my life that made me rethink my attitude..my OVER thinking.aka WORRYING. This does not mean I plan to meditate under a tree 24/7. No I will continue to go and do…I mean, what do you expect from someone with moderate ADD. ha! I realized that somehow I lost my way in all the busyness. So I will allow time for meditation and stillness and to just be.
Which reminds me. I said in 2010 I was going to return to posting on a regular basis, and saying less allows for that. So I leave you with Lao Tzu’s sage words, and the painting (with just a few words of explanation)….
Symbolism, as always…
Pomegranate: a symbol of beliefs and desires, life and death, rebirth and eternal life, abundance and prosperity,…
Unlocked box: of secrets, visions, and dreams.
Music always in the background.
Empty bowl..from clay, imperfect with scars of time and place.
All connected by threads, of cloth.
As usual, I hope you see something in there that stirs an emotion or two..even brushstrokes can tell a story..yes?
Remember to live, love, and laugh big..and find stillness within all the busyness.
This is my prayer /wish / desire…
Empty me out
with spirit and light..
like a star filled night.
~gypsy-he♥rt (aka Morri)
** Ps There is a story behind “Morri.” It is one, of heart..and I promise to tell you, in time.