Saturday, April 25, 2020

Meditate -- any way you can

Wonder Water Image Lilou Mace 
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014
I woke up this morning and saw on my Instagram that Deepak
Chopra had posted a live meditation with a wonderful British
guide, whose name I didn't get, and it's disappeared as things
do on Instagram. I haven't been meditating lately, and it's
such a good idea, because it sets your mind and body into
a different space, and puts you at ease.

So from the moment I got out of bed it was a wonderful day.
That's the power of being guided to tap into positive thought.
I used to do this every day for a couple of years after my
good artist friend in California, Janet Vanderhoof asked me
to join a challenge.  We were supposed to meditate once
a day, and email each other to say we had.  But after a
month we kept on going. Today I remembered what a difference
that made to the day.  And in these anxious times it makes even
more sense.

The painting tonight is of Lilou Mace, who graciously allowed
me to paint her in 2014 as part of my ocean series.  One of
her meditations was one of the earliest examples I found in
meditation videos that made me feel great.  Lilou lives
in France, and does many, many things now. At the
time video meditations was one of them.  I think the
painting shows her luminous approach to life, and I am
grateful to her, and to all the guides I've accessed through
meditation videos over the years.

Have a teaching yourself to relax day.

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