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Taking time to wait...

"When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or you will taught to fly."

Patrick Overton

Sometimes, when I can't decide what to paint, I just leave room for the colors to flow through me! This is good practice for my ordinary existence, everyday. It is as difficult to listen and wait in front of paper or canvas as it is as I journey through my daily activities.

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It can seem like I'm just not getting anywhere, that life has presented me with so many obstacles to my original quest that and I am not even sure what is possible anymore! So I open the curtains of my soul, and let myself rest there, waiting. Then I pick up my brush or pencil and paint. Or I read the newspaper and hold images and words in my heart.

Or just wait .... and listen. There is always some kind of response to my waiting and listening if I have the patience to wait.

I don't always make the time to wait and listen to my internal voice. Are you able to?