Archive for Overcoming Obstacles
I don’t know what this drawing means or why I drew it. The only explanation I have is I drew it because I felt like it. Not that I felt like the character in the drawing, I wished I was feeling like it though.
I wanted to feel like I was flowing in sync with the rest of the world instead of struggling like a mental patient. I guess I drew it ‘cos that’s what I wanted but couldn’t make happen any other way than by making it real in a small picture
He’s quite right, your time is limited, so is mine. It made me wonder, what am I doing with my time to make sure I live my life according my my greatest dreams and aspirations. What are you doing? Everything I do today, everything YOU do today – is setting the course for what happens tomorrow, next week, next year etc. etc.
Will I get to live some of my dreams? Will I live long enough to experience some of the greatest things I can imagine in life? Only if I’m doing something today to make it happen.
To follow on from my last YIKpic,”Delicate Dreams” this one looks at one of the things needed to keep dreams alive. They need you to breathe life into them everyday – your life. It’s actually the sacred nectar that dreams need more than anything else to survive. You can breathe life into them by thinking about them, doing something to move towards making them real, talking to people about them. Anything really that revitalizes the dream within your heart and mind, that will do the trick xxn
Dreams seem like the most delicate thing on this planet, like the
petals of the most delicate flower you can imagine. And like the
most delicate flower you can imagine, they can be crushed and can
wilt from the slightest harsh contact with external influences.
I don’t know why they’re made like this, all I can guess is that
it’s so we learn how to care for something so vulnerable and
nurture it until it’s grown strong. Letting your dreams die seems
like letting something inside of you die…it feels like that
Sometimes, it’s really good to stretch…actually, that sometimes
means everyday. And I mean stretch in every sense of the word. Both physically stretching our bodies like doing yoga, and mentally
stretching our minds and creative capabilities. I haven’t mastered
the art of stretching myself in every way, every day, but I can see
the benefits of doing so.
Sometimes, I over stretch in some areas & atrophy in others, that’s
not very helpful to my whole health and well-being. But I guess I’m
getting closer to getting it figured out with every mistake along
Michael Leunig has had a great influence in my life and my creative expression. Anyone who knows his work can most likely see the influence in my work. There’s a cartoon he made called, “How To Get There.” It may be one of the most overlooked master pieces of all time.
In the cartoon, he tells us to go to the garden gate, open it and walk out towards the horizon. He says to sit down and have a rest now and again. But then get up and just keep going. That’s how to get there.
Any of my accomplishments in life can be largely attributed to just following this simple but magnificent piece of guidance. Thank you Michael:)
I drew this picture for Kimberley after she made the comment, “”We’re a tiny boat amongst many large ships” in relation to expressing her creativity in her business.
Sometimes, when we’re just starting out on our journey of discovering and sharing our unique form or creativity with the world, it can seem very daunting as we look around at all the big stuff that other people have created before us. But that’s ok, they were once little boats too, and we’re only ever going to start small.
The perfection of this is that big ships can’t chop and change as quickly and easily as small boats, so we’re a lot more capable of making the necessary adjustments to our creative course as we learn more and grow it into something bigger.
Money, it’s an intriguing thing. We all need it, some of us really like it, some of us really hate it. It’s just some made up idea of a way to exchange energy for energy, but it often has so much power over our mental state and our choices in life.
The thing is, if we each had a big bag of money like this, it’s only going to make us smile because of the things we can exchange this form of energy for…the stuff is totally neutral on it’s own. It has no value or power or use, unless it can be exchanged for something we want or need.
We look down, afraid, maybe terrified.
We don’t know if we will make it,
We’ve forgotten that we have wings.
We’ve forgotten that we can fly.
Standing on the edge,
We look back at the world we need to leave behind,
The one that’s full of security and numbness.
Standing on the edge…
There’s only one way to find out,
Only one way to remember how to fly…
We must make that massive leap of faith-
Then we remember what it’s like to really live!
Feeling life scream through our veins,
The rush of blood forces our wings open as we hurtle headlong into it,
And guess what?
We stop falling,
We soar gracefully upwards.
By going after our dreams,
We remember how to fly.
Sometimes I freak out! It feels like my head might explode with too many thoughts or maybe I’ll drown in my own overwhelm. Luckily, this always passes! Which is really the only way I manage to sneak past insanity…because I know my freak out will pass, it always does.
I’m glad life works that way, because otherwise my freak outs might be quite a bit more of a concern. Seeing as I know they’re just passing through, they come and go like a little internal tornado which throws a tantrum in my mind, then things become calm again:)