Abandoned the Blog

I feel like I’ve abandoned this blog. It’s not been my intention. However, I’m not always sure what to write about since I’m not “issue” driven or for that matter, driven to make this known blog. For the most part, my life is much less about all of that and more about finding the spaces of quiet between the chaotic world.

For a lot of my friends, finding spaces of quiet happens through meditation. However, it doesn’t happen in meditation for me. Sure, I receive a lot of benefit when I do meditate in keeping me calm and connected. It’s just that I don’t particularly find the crevice of my expression during meditation. Instead, small openings to the deep place of stillness births from painting and writing poetry. That’s where and when I express the rhythmic connections that dance inside me.

Lately, the dance inside has become like a beautiful waltz. Working a farmer’s market has brought something different than showcasing and selling my art online. It’s a richer connection with people. It’s personal and delicious. There’s nothing quite like looking into the eyes of people who love and purchase my work. It brings a deeper confidence as an artist when I see their enthursiasm and feel their heart in the present moment. I find myself gazing back at them, wanting to know them and their talents. It’s joyful when I talk to them about who they are and what they love.

Perhaps I can re-establish a connection to this blog, treating it more like a friend than a marketing tool that everywhere I read tells me it’s supposed to be. I don’t know about you, but I personally am tired of “marketing machines” and “driving traffic”. There’s nothing worst than being stuck in a traffic jam or in heavy traffic that doesn’t seem to be moving.

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~ by Genece Hamby on July 13, 2008.

3 Responses to “Abandoned the Blog”

  1. I can relate to finding your stillness not in formal meditation but “going into your studio and making something”. I also appreciate your joy in talking to others who love art – not just to sell it – but to let them into your being, affect your present. I like knowing this blog is not a faux marketing tool, but a friendly outreach to friends, virtual and otherwise.

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  3. “Holy Relationships”, according to A Course In Miracles (p. 389 second edition), serve the same purpose as other very long roads to the goal of achieving holy instants, but with the benefit of saving time. Some reach Atonement the extremely difficult way of fighting against their own sin. Others spend a lifetime of contemplation and long periods of meditation aimed at detachment from the body. The purpose of a holy relationship is the same and it is a means of saving time.

    For me a holy relationship is a direct path to union with my Brother, and one in which I can live actively in the world.

    This path saves time but it is very difficult. It means knowing that you are complete, leaving all guilt behind, not being either a victim or a victimizer, and not seeking to take or get anything from the other person.

    What counts is the choice to have a holy relationship and to stay in the process of Atonement, the process of correcting your own mind with the help of The Holy Spirit.

    Blessings

    Of course

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