From: Pathways by Joyce Hifler. “In whatever time___at any age we have so much to learn___We learn that we can be lonely in a crowd___ that life is something in which we must continue to grow__that true friends are very precious___that peace is dear and hope is a necessity.”
“We must learn to be temperate___to find joy in the simplest things__that sometimes we have to break down our old ways in order to build better ones___that we have to stop crying with the world and start laughing at our problems__ we have to learn to rise above petty things___rise above jealousies and envies and greed__and build instead generosity and loving kindness and gentleness.”
“We must learn to break away from the thought of constant quilt__ and learn to forgive ourselves__and we must brush away timidity and learn to forget ourselves.”
One of the things that stands out for me is “We must brush away timidity and learn to forget ourselves.” To be timid means we lack courage or confidence. If we are in the mode of being timid, we are not choosing to take action, but we can always chose to take action. That’s the thing! We don’t have to take on a timid approach, we can “forget ourselves”.
Pejj Nunes 10/27/2020
By Pejj Nunes
I live in Southern Maine. I am the owner of Anisette Studios. My website is https://www.anisettestudios.com/ Here you can view and purchase Shibui, sign up for my newsletters, blog, and read articles about Shibui Found Image Art. Patrons get great deals several times a year and special items at times. My site makes it easy to contact me. My primary art form is Shibui Found Image Art. Shibui begins with action art and stems from the imagination. It is like seeing something in the clouds or solving a puzzle. Its creative process has its own rules and requires what I call reverse engineering due to a lack of an understructure and purely out of the imagination. In addition to those who patron me, my target groups are those who use art therapy. I will soon be teaching live. Contact me if you would like to learn live. I use Zoom. I request that although my art, other images, and what I write is now published by me here on WordPress; I do ask you do not to use my artwork, poetry, or the information about Shibui Found Image Art without my permission. I am quite available to make such requests. I wish to share the following: The existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir wrote a book called The Ethics of Ambiguity. In it, she lays out a guiding ethic in response to the philosophy of existentialism. It might be somewhat familiar to you already. She writes, “To will oneself free is also to will others free. This will is not an abstract formula. It points out to each person concrete action to be achieved.”
Best wishes to all! Have good times and keep safe! Pejj
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