Good Morning Hifler! It’s been a while!

Take a ride into a different place, and be present there!

Take a ride into a different place, and be present there! Spend some time, let it be ok. Drink in peace of mind, be ok with yourself, for your life depends upon it. My thoughts here. Now to share some Joyce Hifler! Been a while!

“Too many times we punish ourselves for our yesterdays. We consider a long time what today might have been had we chosen a different route. All the days past are determining for us what today will be as it passes moment by moment.____Our lives are lived in many stages, but it is up to us to make each moment count since it does serve as tomorrow’s foundation. Our pasts may not have been faith and good works, but it can wipe out those mistakes the moment we forgive ourselves and others and begin to live in the present. Neither can we rest on our laurels, for as long as there is life there is work to be done. We do n to eat one time and sleep one night and make it last for a lifetime.”

“So many people give thought, strength, and belief to bad as being equally as powerful as good. In doing so they create unbelievable barriers they cannot cross. Their very lives then become absorbed in ritualistic efforts to escape those things and definitions of life’s simplest problems. They are surrounded and plagued with infinite uncertainty and therefore are prey to continual fears and anxieties from which it seems impossible to escape. It drains them of normal thoughts and actions and soon they can practice nothing but mental pictures of wrong and dire consequences, and thus the ritualistic effort to flee from it.”

I always think things like I am not punishing myself____when I read things that suggest I have or am. Though when I continue reading I find myself there in the experience no matter my denials.

Is it that I simply think I don’t want to find I have been punishing myself? By wasting so much time____When I could have simply taken charge of my life in better ways? Why allow negative things to take over and cast their spell. Who;s spell is it anyway? But my own. What purpose was there to lesser ways of being? What is self punishment? Denial? Unrecognized denial_____.

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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