Infusing Life with Energy

still having fun with the fashion-y girls. this one is so-so but I still like her more than I liked doing the portraits.

here are all the shiny bits.

the quote says:

everything we do is infused with the energy with which we do it. if we are frantic, life will be frantic. if we are peaceful, it will be peaceful.

I’d like to believe this is not true because I am one of those “frantic” people. Or maybe it’s not that I am frantic as much as that I am anxious or worried a lot. I don’t want the energy of the things I do to be filled with worry or rushing or stress. I want life to be peaceful. I want to go through the motions of life in a pace and energy that fills me up instead of depleting me and those around me.

The thing with this particular quote is that, deep in my heart, I believe it to be true. But I have no idea how to actually do it. Becoming peaceful instead of frantic isn’t just a switch. Some days, I can go from here to there, but not as often as I would like. I am also learning that I often feel tender now when I realize how worried I am about things and then it feels sad and not peaceful. So the way, for me, is still a little farther than I’d like but I am walking towards it and taking one step at a time.

At least I know where I’d like to end up.

2 comments to Infusing Life with Energy

  • Lori

    Tender is exactly the word I was using yesterday. My teenage daughter was being teen-ager-ish, I had angry customers at work who were yelling and belittling and accusing and the weather in San Diego has been horribly hot and muggy. Tender is EXACTLY how I was feeling. I was also contemplating it has been too long since I’ve arted, and I KNOW that when I haven’t been doing art, I start getting out of whack.

    Find peace, wherever, however you can. Art for me is very focusing, but to unplug and find peace, it’s Xbox. And I have to give myself permission to be ok with that.

    • karenika

      thank you Lori πŸ™‚ I, too, haven’t really arted in too long. I feel like this whole year has been a bit out of whack altogether.

      i hope you find peace however you can too and here’s to more arting for both of us πŸ™‚

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