This is not only about my kids though. My life is getting wasted away in my head. Coincidentally, while I was working on this painting I tuned into Oprah's Super Soul Sunday episode with Thich Nhat Hanh, a Buddhist monk, author and philosopher. He shared his thoughts that if we live in the present moment, we will find happiness because we are no longer living for the next moment or thinking back on the past moment, we are only thinking about here and now. This is something I would like to work on.
|I Keep My Mind and Body In the Same Place at the Same Time 12"x12" by Heather Haymart|
When the man on NPR spoke those words about staying present and mindful, I had a very clear vision of how I wish I could keep my mind and my body contained in the same place at the same time more often. Like keeping our special treasures in a box labeled "here and now". This is a serious battle for me to work towards since being a creative lends itself to living in another world often times, but I must come back to NOW, where my body is, or I am going to miss everything.
This painting may be a bit confusing at first because the words don't flow like a graphic quote you can read quickly on facebook, but that is okay with me. I like the idea, that for a moment someone must concentrate to understand my message. It's good to have to pause and think. This brings us closer to the here and now.