Sunday, June 26, 2011

Quote for the Day

"You are, after all, what you think. Your emotions are the slave to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions."
- Eat, Pray, Love

After having it sitting on my Kindle for months and months, I finally read Eat, Pray, Love.

This womans act of defiance in finding happiness for herself without giving a damn what anyone thought (an act of defiance reached after much mental anguish) makes her my hero for the day.

You all can tsk-tsk all you want but I would dare to bet that at least 80% of you, if you are truly honest, would give anything to take a year sabaticle from your lives. Would LOVE to have one year where you could go by yourself where ever you want. DO whatever you want. Not have to answer to anyone or worry about anyone.

I have a friend who is totally into meditation and Yoga. As she explains it to me, Yoga is more than those exercises that turn you into pretzels; its a meditative lifestyle.

I have become quite interested in Yoga and especially the exercise of meditation.

I dont believe I can meditate. The kind of stillness of the mind that is required to meditate is not something I can fathom doing. My mind goes a million miles a minute at all times. Awake or asleep.

From what I understand, the idea behind true meditation is to relieve your mind from dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. To create a stillness that lets you be - for that space of time - only in the present. This state allows you to actually listen to God as opposed to you praying to or talking to Him. I would love to live in that moment of total mental cleanliness... Just really cant imagine reaching it. That "zen" moment

But I can tell you that the closest I come to that place is when I am creating art. Whether I am doing something complicated and intense or when I am simply painting pages on my journal, I am as close to a zen state as I have ever gotten.

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  1. Anyone can meditate. All it takes is practice. I had a doctor help me out by making a guided imagery tape, where I listened to him speaking and taking me through a series of images of relaxation. That's how I started meditating. But for the first couple of weeks I'd listen to it every day to practice, and after a while you get better and better at it. I'll write you more about it.

  2. Elena that is beautiful... I loved the movie and one of my goals is to read that book as well.
    Thinking of you and I wanted to say hello.
    Happy Creating, Hugs Laura.xoxx