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Becoming truly alive…

Becoming truly alive…

The teaching of the Buddha tells you clearly and plainly to make this the most magnificent and wonderful moment of your life.” Thich Nhat Hanh, You Are Here I had recently completed my first passion project painting—something that became so much more than I imagined...

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Stop waiting for Friday…

Stop waiting for Friday…

We must wake up to the marvelous reality of life. We must begin to live fully and truly, every moment of our daily lives.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, You Are Here I think this is something we all hope to experience, to be and do – living fully every day. I’m...

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Have you become a slave to finding happiness?

Have you become a slave to finding happiness?

When you have an idea that is making you suffer, you should let go of it, even (or perhaps especially) if it is an idea about your own happiness… Perhaps you [too] are the prisoner of your own notion of happiness. There are thousands of paths that lead to...

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The mantra every artist must adopt…

The mantra every artist must adopt…

Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.” ~ Corita Kent It’s been a crazy couple of weeks here, between finishing up my Toronto painting and preparing a reveal and getting word from Art Fusion Galleries in Miami...

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Live the story you want to tell…

Live the story you want to tell…

The Buddha and Jesus taught exactly the same thing: you create a beautiful life by creating fertile conditions, not by asking for anything. In my own words, what I hear them saying is this: You can have anything you want – why, you can have things you...

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A little bit shaken and a little bit stirred…

A little bit shaken and a little bit stirred…

Love is the vital core of the soul. And of all you see, only love is infinite. ~ Rumi A quick update, my friends. I had been feeling off for a couple of weeks and Saturday I ended up going to emergency. I’m so grateful for the kind and compassionate doctor who...

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Sometimes it’s a hit, and sometimes it’s a miss…

Sometimes it’s a hit, and sometimes it’s a miss…

Come out here where the roses have opened. Let soul and world meet.” ~ Rumi It’s not all sugar and spice and everything nice. Nope. Sometimes nothing works. The question hanging in the air… do I scrap it and begin again, or keep at it, hoping for the...

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Going into the uncomfortableness of chaos…

Going into the uncomfortableness of chaos…

You are looking outside, and that is what you should most avoid right now. No one can advise or help you – no one. There is only one thing you should do. Go into yourself.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke Letters to a Young Poet I’m diving deep into...

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