Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Blue

Oh ~
How I long ~
For the bathing compassion ~
Of the deep ~
Profound ~
Sea of blue ~
BeFore me.


For me ~

Blue ~

True blue.

The most challenging color ~

With which to paint.


On my palette ~

My eye ~

Never drawn to it.

Actually sometimes ~

Avoiding it!


All of my senses ~

Trembling ~

Momentarily paralyzing ~

When brush in hand ~

Attempting to stroke it.

One of the bluest paintings ~
I ever painted?
Et voilĂ !
A tad simple?
Yes.
From the Soul?
Indeed.
Perhaps a young Soul?
But from the Soul ~
Nevertheless.


Blue ~

True blue.                             


They say that blue ~

Represents ones deepest emotions.

Like the depths ~

Of the deepest oceans.


Hmmmm ~

Why so 'unwatery' my paintings?     


Perhaps when I reach my emotions ~

I will grow ~ 

Blossom ~

Breathe ~

And see ~

Blue.


Thus finally painting ~

Blue ~

True Blue.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Yellow


Yellow ~

One of the three primary colors

Yellow ~


So illuminating ~ exhilarating ~

Yellow ~

So powerful ~ enlightening ~

Yellow ~

Fresh ~ tingly ~ sparkling ~

Yellow ~

Close your eyes ~
Face the sun ~
See it through your eyelids ~
Feel it on your skin ~
Taste it's nourishment ~

Breathe ~  ~   ~     ~     ~
Sun's light ~
~ Yellow ~

I LOVE ~ YELLow ~

Why jealousy of the yellow rose?
Why yellow~bellied coward?
Why unloved yellow dandelions?

Yellow is clarity ~ cheer ~ curiosity ~ energy ~

Yellow is birth ~

Use it today ~
Thus creating ~
And feeding ~
Productive vision ~

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Red


This ~
Is why ~
I Love ~
The Color ~
Red

~ My favorite Color ~

Red

~ Even under Water ~

I see Red ~  ~  ~    ~      ~       

Happy Valentine's Day

Monday, February 8, 2010

Living Inside Your Head

Living ~
inside Your Head?

Startled ~
Taken by surprise ~
By the outside world?

Get out of your head
Live with consciousness ~
Of space ~ thus ~ of Self ~


For more joyful days
For a clearer reason~for~being
For the realization of your purpose ~

We all have one!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

~ Harmony ~ Balance ~ Vitality ~




Why do so many people ~
in our Western society ~
speak of the word control ~
as a seemingly good thing!?





~ Trying to learn to ski?
"Be in control of your speed down the mountain!"

~ Teary-eyed during a tough day at work?
"Keep your emotions under control!"

~ Your child throws a fit in public?
"Learn to control your kid!"

~ Your eating habits are out of control?
"Go on a food~depriving/exercise~exhausting regiment!"

~ You feel your partner is trying to control you?
"Throw him/her away and get a new one!"

~ You are an adult, with people who rely upon you?
"You are expected to have full control of your life!"

Are we conscious of what this language 'says' ~ about who we are?

Perhaps if we were not trying ~
to control our environment ~
there would be less ~
physical~emotional~intellectual~spiritual
unhappiness~stress~trauma~disaster
in our environment ~
all around ~
and within ~
us.


Maybe if we were more conscious of our surroundings ~
We would be more conscious of our own Selves ~
And less wanting to control every~thing around us!


When struggling with some~thing ~
I find it more effective and rewarding ~
to visualize being ~ in harmony ~
with the said some~thing
to think of myself ~ in balance ~
with the said some~thing
thus achieving success ~
~ vitality ~
via the new bond~partnership ~
with the said some~thing!


~ Harmony~Balance~Vitality ~

Walking along the path of life
With the intent of self growth
And that of all 'things' encountered

Does this not require us to be conscious?
Is this not more energizing ~
More fulfilling ~
And more apt for success ~
Than control?

Consciousness versus Control
What do you choose?

Words are powerful ~

They influence ~
how we perceive the world
what we do  ~  how we do

Listen ~ for the word control in your environment today
Be ~ conscious ~ of how the word is introduced into your space
See ~ if the objective can still be realized ~ or better realized!
With consciousness ~ of harmony~balance ~
Rather than with control.

I believe the path to success will be more pleasurable ~
And achieved ~ with vitality ~ to boot!
With consciousness ~ without control.

Consciousness of Space
Consciousness of Self ~











You Choose ~ ~  ~   ~    ~

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Repose


A moment of repose

A moment ~

To Be ~

With Self ~


Alone ~
Yet complete

A moment ~
without strife
without alarm
for the soul
for the ~~~~~

Breath ~~~~~

Listen

Feel It ~

Fill You ~

With harmony


A moment of repose

Complete ~

Alone ~

With Self


Find it ~

In Self

But for a moment ~

For All

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Orange



Orange ~

A color of sharing
A color of nurturing
A color of friendship
A color of fellowship




Orange ~

Through our eyes ~
A multi-sensory experience

My mind is awakened
My nose smiles
My taste buds sparkle
My heart rejoices

I relish ~
its vibrant energy

Orange ~

Very yang
Yet aggressive not
Somewhat yin
But cold never

Warm ~ convivial ~ comforting ~ safe

Orange ~

The chicken soup color ~
~ of Love

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Soul's Landscape

Every time I look
at this painting ~

I stop.
I observe.
I ponder.
I feel.
Again.

This painting has deep meaning
~to me.

This painting represents much
~to me.

This painting feels like ~

pain ~

struggle ~

distance ~

strife ~

longing ~

And hope.


This painting is hope.


Always hope ~

Never not.


It's all there ~

It's all in you.


As long ~

As you ~

Breathe ~ ~  ~   ~     ~      ~       ~         ~


As long ~

As you ~

Be~lieve ~ ~  ~   ~    ~      ~       ~        ~


The pain will still be there ~

But you will Know ~

As you travel Life's Path ~

That It Is ~ ~   ~    ~        ~       ~         ~    


For a reason ~

For your reason ~

For your true reason ~~ ~   ~    ~      ~


For your true Reason~for~Being ~

Pour votre propre Raison d'ĂȘtre ~