#Monday Mantra ~ Week #15

truth and dreams

Happy Monday to all.  I shot this photo of the “wolf moon” yesterday morning, a bizarre sight of the setting full moon at dawn.  After processing I found myself going back two or three times to make sure this is really how it looked.  Was the Moon really that yellow?  Were the mountains really that blue?  It turns out that the streaming lights as captured by a slow shutter speed are the only real slight of hand used.  The rest oddly enough was pretty much as I saw it.  Why am I having such a difficult time believing that the world I live in actually looks like this?  Sometimes you just have to pinch yourself.

Have a wonderful week!

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#Monday Mantra ~ Week #14

forgive and remember

One might think that this Monday Mantra Challenge business is my way of escaping my self imposed blogging responsibilities.  My pattern over the past few years has been to post fairly substantial content once or twice a week.  Recently though, I’ve simply been throwing a one liner into the universe each Monday to see if it sticks.

When I started this blog it was my intention that it would somehow be a cog in the wheel along my own creative journey.  I also hoped that my efforts would lead to something beyond my own self improvement.  I hoped that I might be able to inspire someone else not to give up their dreams.

With the Monday Mantra, I’m finding that there is something very meditative about the process of combining my art with the lessons of life.  In fact, I’m learning that art and life experience are not mutually exclusive, they feed off of each other.  We are all fielding our share of curve balls; distractions that will throw us off course if we let them.  The secret to moving forward perhaps is to learn how to turn those distractions into  rocket fuel!




#Monday Mantra ~ Week #12

coin it

May 2016 be the most successful year ever for You and for Me!

I make this toast from my heart. My brain is a bit more hesitant to get involved in what it considers to be whimsical wishes. My brain is busy paying attention to the headlines. My brain is trying to make sense out of the Current State of Mankind. My brain can’t quite believe what my eyes and ears are telling it. If you are anything like me, you’re shocked to realize that nothing really shocks you anymore. You are witnessing global human conflicts occur at previously unimaginable levels and you are witnessing the early effects of a very scary planetary climate shift. If you are anything like me, its kind of hard to remain positive about the future.

So, back to my New Years toast. How can I wholeheartedly believe and visualize that 2016 can be the greatest year ever? The truth is, every generation has had distractions that it considered to be overwhelming and perhaps even hopeless yet it somehow found a way to overcome. It always helps me come back to the light of positive thoughts to find inspiration in the words of others that I can take ownership of figuratively speaking. Roughly 100 years ago, Napoleon Hill wrote a something that gets right to the point.

“What helped you over the great obstacles of life?” was asked of a highly successful man. “The other obstacles,” He replied.

May 2016 be the most successful year ever for You and for Me!