The Tao of Focus and Letting Go

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Wu wei wisdom for focus from Derek Lin, The Tao of Joy Every Day

I love the simplicity of the Tao to guide me in my work as a heart-centered YINpreneur.

This quote reminds me to let go of attachments.  For me, it reminds me to let go of thoughts and feelings that may crowd my mind or try to distract me from what I intend to create in my life, my work, my art.

Attaching to the shiny objects or negative self-thoughts that cross my mind as I seek to create.  The distractions lead me to procrastinate  or even reduce my passion.

I want to learn to be present, let go of the fear of the unknown and the attachment to the outcome.  I want to learn to listen to my inner wise woman, my YINpreneur™.  This quote reminds me to be in this place.

I invite you to breathe.  Let go.  Focus!  Be joyful!

Namaste.

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Stefan Sagmeister: The power of time off for creativity (TEDX talk)

Nurture your creativity with a 1 year sabbatical every seven years :-)

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Your Life As Art

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Art is a HUGE factor in all I am and do.  I enjoy creating it.  I enjoy visiting galleries and admiring it!   For years I studied it, and consider getting a degree about collecting it. It inspires  my coaching practice, as I nurture the inner artist in each of us.

Personally, I remember the moment when my perspective on my own art changed.   It was during a phone conversation with my professional-artist-cousin.  I had mentioned that I was “practicing my art with my photography” and she stopped and applauded me for (finally) calling my photography my art.

My daughter inspires me as a living artist, who reads, writes and draws daily.

This took me down a new path …

Today, as I took my morning walk, surrounded by the art of the Flat Iron District and Greenwich Village, I saw everything around me as art. During that walk, this blog came to me, so hear I share it.

We are all artists. Our world is a studio in which we create our life.

A true artist does not create for others.  She creates for herself.

Actually, she does not create art, but allows her art to flow through her, from her deepest knowing and intuition.

She nurtures her connection with Self, her higher power, and her inner artist to support and inspire her to create great art.

It can be black and white, shades of gray, or full of color.

Great art is not flat or dying, but vibrant, alive and full of depth and dimension.

When we step back and behold it, it does not bore us or put us to sleep, but moves us to emotion, to a gentle smile, pure joy, or even tears.  And for this emotion, we are grateful.  It is affirms we have the heart of an artist.

True art does not come from our mind, it is created from the heArt.

It flows in words, shapes, forms and sounds.

It sings to us, plays for us, plays with us, and makes our life more beautiful.

This beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

When the artist can look at her life and see it as beautiful she knows it is perfect.

It is then that her art becomes a unique creation.  Timeless and alive.

I invite you to look at your life as art.  Look at it with the eye, mind and heart of an artist.

Don’t leave a blank canvas.  Bring it to life.  Make it yours.

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