Happy New Year!
No crazy big ambitious new year resolution to see here other than to keep on blooming. Now that I rediscovered my passions, I would like to keep painting and writing out of natural growth and expression, not with any expectation or desire. To put it in words, I guess my hope for this year is to do something about what I learned about myself in 2020 to keep growing and keep going.
I’d like to share a quote that found me last night. It was Mahatma Gandhi who once said, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Those words kind of put to rest how I felt recently, and I’d like to keep that wisdom in mind as I begin this new year. I won’t always bring up political, spiritual, or religious thoughts on my blog, but I expressed some of those thoughts because it helped me breakthrough my own personal barriers with art and writing.
It’s not uncommon for anyone to have thoughts like that (like I read Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley the weekend after writing my parable on space and time, and he articulates his thoughts on time, space, and art while on drugs which resonated with me because that’s along the lines of what I’ve been wondering about, minus drugs), but not everyone will express it to avoid the topic or to stay politically correct. Thoughts and opinions can change as we continue to learn more and grow.
Having that said, I am looking forward to beginning this year with God’s guidance and to live fully each day and to keep learning along the way. I know that good and bad times will surely come, but I would like to find the good lessons in each situation as I try to accomplish some personal goals.