Good Morning Sunshine! It is a new day!

A Shibui Found Image Art

Good Morning Sunshine! Black coffee, a blueberry bagel, and another new day! Today I sense a small cloud in my sky, leftover from yesterday, I was checking in with myself to see where I am at. I have spent several days where I just needed to be present; finding some new, good conclusions.

I am encouraged by the following bits of wisdom. It is important to not rattle thoughts that pop up in our heads around too long so they don’t get “snagged.” The mind goes hunting as it checks in with itself and the body, and there we are! Give it a mixed message by changing the subject, so you move into a better day! My version of doing this goes like this: “It’s just a thought” Then, I began changing the subject on myself so I would not “go there!” I have practiced this enough that I can think, “Just a thought” and that triggers “my letting go thought.” I feel that the mind stacks up what is familiar to it, so a mixed message can work to change my thoughts, Sometimes doing something that just takes a bit helps get me past going there. It felt clunky at first, but once my mind “believed in, it’s just a thought” it was easier.

Life___ “Life is never lived back there. Life is here. And as it is lived it moves on around the cycle requiring us to keep going__keep face forward___so not to miss a single step. Only then do we have any understanding of the why of living. Only then, do we start a new an happier cycle.” This is what I found today. Joyce Hifler’s book “All Rivers Run To The Sea” was left open on the book holder open to this page.. How fitting it is. The Hifler books have been like that, I open them and the fitting wisdom is on that page.

The second page found in scanning reads. “The will to change things for the better must be very strong. Halfhearted desires have never supplied the necessary strength to make anything work. The intention must be strong, the action determined, or else the result will be one of disappointment.___When the first wave of zeal passes, our courage wavers. It is then that we have to fortify our will to succeed. We do so by a firm and quiet directions to our thoughts that we are going to accomplish what we have set out to do. Living by this rule will crumble the small obstacles and enable us to stride over the big ones.__The will to live and to live well is our decision. Couple with faith, the will to move forward makes all things possible.”

Pejj Nunes

10/11/2021

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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