Book of Smiles (2)

Now more than 70 of you have sent me pics! Only managed 4 as part of today’s practice. Breathe in, breathe out, smile. Thank you Colleen, Cindy, Tim with Goats, and Sam.


Book of Smiles

Wow! More than 40 of you responded immediately to my request for smile/peace pictures. Not sure what this project will ultimately be, but it begins as the Book of Smiles. A series of quick brush drawings done with conscious breathing as part of my meditation practice. This is the first group. Thanks to  each of you! I smiled the whole time I was drawing these. 

#draw for #mentalhealth

I’m trying to let go of all the things I became during the 2016 election. I became my anger, my anxiety, my elitism, my fear … so many “becomings” that took over. Now I’m thinking about “Un-Becoming,” about getting back to some place of peace and quiet so I can act without becoming my own anger, my own hate, my “I know what’s best for you” self. I need to figure out how I can live in this world with a deeper awareness of what’s going on inside of me and around me. An awareness that will result in compassionate action. So I drew this “un-becoming” selfie while reflecting on the wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh: do not maintain anger and hatred … learn to penetrate and transform them while they are still seeds in your consciousness…unbecoming