In this week’s reflection, let’s talk about exploring “possibility”.
In the Zentangle Method®️ there is something that always struck me as important. The idea that we don’t make mistakes because these are opportunities. Opportunities we may not have found were it not for these mistakes. (We speak about this in our podcast TanglePod, listen to our episode here)
Today I want to talk to you about another aspect I like that comes up from a regular Zentangle practice: exploring possibility or possibilities.
In this great article on gratefulness.org, there are three points that are mentioned and I’d like to explore them in regards to a creative practice.
Stop. Stopping cultivates presence.
Look. Looking cultivates perspective.
Go. Going cultivates possibility.
As we start to draw, let’s not forget to take time to appreciate. Appreciation for this moment, for the paper and the pen we have on hand, for our creative mind leading us on this journey. This is a moment where we can cultivate presence. Presence opens something within us, opens us to our deepest truth and creativity. The more we practice, the more we can access this.
This is for me about the importance of keeping our eyes open. As we look at the world around us, as we look at our thoughts, as we look at our emotions and feelings created by these thoughts, we can open perspective, we can open our mind to exploring possibilities. As we look, we can open our hearts more. In the same way, as we draw, we can open ourselves to cultivating perspective, letting our unique wisdom and creativity come to the fore but also looking at what is and what can be with an open mind, a mind full of multiple possible perspectives. This can be true regardless of the creative practice you do. This is about practicing cultivating presence and perspective to open us to possibilities.
This brings us to possibility. What is possible once we open our creative mind to presence and perspective? Where does it leads us?
As we reach deeper into the wisdom and creativity within us, which possible paths can we take that we may not have seen before? What else can we share with the world?
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible”St Francis of Assisi
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