Sunday, December 22, 2013

Life is full of sunshine



Meditation has really improved my anxiety. It also has rebuilt my connection with the world that goes beyond what the eyes can see. 


It all starts with a splash of color, a speck of life, a ray of light.

Pollyanna might have been vilified with her Glad Game. But truth is, we have so much to be happy about. So much to be thankful for. So little is really needed and there is so much in the world to discover. 


My new year resolution has been taking form in the past few months. Naturally showing itself. I realize I want to continue looking at the world the same way I did as a child. With bewilderment, awe, reverence, amazement, excitement and most of all, knowing that I know nothing. 
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30 comments:

Terra said...

That is neat how your New Year's resolution is revealing itself to you. Merry Christmas.

Fay Iseminger said...

I wish you well as you work toward re-capturing the wonder of life. It can be so illusive.

Fay

Laurie said...

that is amazing, so beautiful,

Red Shoes said...

"... I realize I want to continue looking at the world the same way I did as a child. With bewilderment, awe, reverence, amazement, excitement..."

I find this passage to be the most amazing part of your post. It's so sad when we become jaded, and we start missing out on those great things in Life.

Merry Christmas to you...

~shoes~

CraveCute said...

Your resolution is wonderful!

Arkansas Patti said...

We would all do better with more child like attitudes. I might try some of those also.
Hope you are feeling much better soon.
Have a wonderful, happy and healthy Christmas.

Sofia said...

Amazing colors and words! It is a full circle of the way to see things around - like a child again, without judging and comparing.

Cristiane Marino said...

Oi Ana, adorei seu post, eu também quero olhar o mundo assim…
Preciso abrir mais espaço para a meditação, ando muito ansiosa.
Desejo a você Boas Festas!
Muita Luz e Paz em 2014, com alegria e o encantamento da infância.
Bjs querida

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

My meditation this year, with my Word for 2013, TRUST, has been the life change I so needed. I am thrilled that you have found light from meditation, too, Ana! We Capricorns need anxiety release!!! Hugs to you, my friend, kath

Sherri B. said...

What an uplifting post, Ana...thank you for your sharing your thoughts. I really need to start meditating for the same reason (anxiety)...but I have such a horrible time quieting my busy mind! :/

Have a wonderful holiday!

Francie M said...

Very light paintings, like a soul in flight. Did my soul good to see them.

the only daughter said...

Thank you. Your images, your words are alive with quiet resolve. Thank you.

Palomasea said...

Now this is magical, dear Ana! :) Your painting...so gorgeous....
This post is so poetic, and really...often what you write about is mirrored by my thoughts. I am so happy for you that meditation has become a a useful tool...I really love it too.
And your resolution to view the world through the eyes of a child..that is noble indeed. Maybe we can start a movement? :)
I thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such lovely words...
Blessings to you,
- Irina

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very beautiful! Merry Christmas my sweet friend! Enjoy your holiday week in this glorious sunshine we are enjoying!

Adam said...

looks wonderful

BIKBIK AND RORO said...

O yes yes, amen!!! When Jesus said we must become like little children to enter the kingdom of Heaven, I believe He meant something like this. Beautifully put, my friend! Have a lovely, blessed Christmas season :)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is a great resolution! The world is a happier place when we retain that childhood awe.

foxysue said...

I came to meditation a number of years ago, like you anxiety seemed to be my bedfellow, and so I was soothed too...

So let us continue with our Pollyanna games seeing the world with a tinge of rose colours, for really we are all children at heart.

Happy Holidays and New Year. x

Riot Kitty said...

That is a lovely way to look at things.

LAUGH AN said...

I meditate but not on the same way but that bring me quiet time ;-) I understand what you mean!

alteredstatesstudio said...

your post is so thoughtful and inspiring...and i love the soft gentleness of your painting Ana.

Ophelia said...

I truly love your painting...I always love your posts and your work. Seems you post these just for me :).
Hope you have a great holiday!

Willow said...

Beautiful expression.
Being in the serenity of nature is usually a form of meditation for me. Meditation and time to just be in the moment always make a world of difference.
Thank you for sharing these thoughts.

Melissa said...

Nice post and beautiful colours in your art work!

Maike Bohlen said...

Sexy! Please show how it progesses. I´m curious :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

That's a wonderful and meaningful New Year's resolution -- may you again have the eyes and heart of a child!

Laura said...

I'm so happy that meditation is making such a difference for you. It does for me too. I still have challenging moments, but there is more space between them and far more compassion wrapped around my heart. Beautiful paintings and resolution… wide awake and open.

Ileana said...

Oh but you do know something...you know how to look at the world through the eyes of a child but with the wisdom of someone who's lived a little. Love your heART.

Magic Love Crow said...

I love your new year's resolution! Filled with such meaning! All the best and many blessings! Your art piece is breath taking!

Mila said...

Happy Holidays!