Set Your Imagination Free

Stay firmly in your path and dare. Be wild two hours a day! – Paul Gauguin Human beings have been around for hundreds of thousands of years. Even the most ancient cultures can only be traced back a few thousand years, less than one percent of human existence. The impacts of the Industrial Revolution have …

Happy Chinese New Year

I made a Lunar New Year card from one of my paintings. The painting is of the Winter Blooming Plum, and the Chinese phrases are various ways to wish people a happy New Year. Today is Chinese New Year’s Eve or Lunar New Year’s Eve. It is the year 4719 according to the ancient Chinese …

Matters of Perspective

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. – W.B. Yeats Where you stand and how you see changes your perspective. Your perception of your life, essentially, is your life. Do you remember the first time you heard your recorded voice? Did you think who is that, is …

Positive Visualization

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. – Mark Twain Google the phrase “the human mind has the power to shape reality” and you will find my writing. This is not just my personal philosophy. I believe this because I have experienced it. I know it is …

Self-Defense Against Adversity

Our anxiety does not come from thinking about the future, but from wanting to control it. – Kahlil Gibran Many of us suffer from various forms of anxiety. These tremors in our heart-minds originate in suffering whether from real memories or imagined scenarios. The shadows stalk our everyday lives and chase us in our dreams. …

Manifest the Change You Need

Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. – Terry Pratchett The grains of time …

The Heart’s Memory

He was still too young to know that the heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past. – Gabriel García Márquez Our perceptions of memories change over time. Some events have great significance attached to them in the present …

Gaining Perspective

The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole. – Oscar Wilde It is said that at times you can’t see the forest for the trees. This means you are too close to the details of a problem to find a solution to the issue as a whole. These short, concise expressions of general …