This one surprised me. I am traveling deeper into several areas in my life at the moment: meditation, friendship, beginnings and endings, and even the chaos and fear in the United States. Which means I'm working more deeply and consciously to cultivate equanimity. I did this drawing over two days, last night and this morning, and it reflects my inner state.
I heard a quote this afternoon that really sums up what this deepening is revealing to me:
"One kind word can warm three winter months."
Actually that's only the first part of the quote. Here is the rest:
"...while vile talk wounds like bitter cold in June."
Many thanks to my dharma brother Ed Niembro, for his wisdom and for sharing this quote.
It has never been more true.
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I'm a textile artist (traditional rug hooking, punch needle rug hooking, and other textile arts), a long-time meditator, a certified meditation teacher and coach, and focused on learning about the interplay of art, creativity, and mindfulness every day.
SITES TO WATCH:
Insight Meditation Society
Oxford Rug Hooking School
Zentangle: The Official Site
Green Mountain Rug Hooking
Massachusetts Tarot Society