I had not had done much last week on "The Artist's Way". So this morning I read Chapter 2 and worked on a number of tasks. I did not find the chapter as engaging as the first as I do not feel overwhelmed by crazy people - just events. I was really struck though by her assertion that we all need to pay attention. These quotes really resonated with me:
"The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention."
"Each moment is not without its beauty."
"Attention is an act of connection."
I did create a list of time wasters - that's how I looked at it and the biggest was time on the computer! I love blogging and visiting blogs but have overdone it, as I am on holidays. So I have resolved to spend less time and do more art!
I created my list of things I enjoy doing and I realized I do have many in my life, but several not at all.
I used to love crocheting at night and had created a number of afghans. I have several that I have not finished. I can still remember my young son asking (many years ago!) why I wasn't doing that "knitting thing" anymore". Talk about observant. I had gone back to full-time teaching and was tired at night, so crocheting fell by the wayside.
One of the tasks asks us to pick some things from this list that are not in our lives right now. As soon as I read that I thought of crocheting, dancing and playing piano. I am going to try to do more of all three.
Paula at "Happy Snappy" is leading a group of us through the Artist's Way. It's still not too late to join!