I painted this statement on a piece I did years ago because I wanted to remind myself what was at the core of my work. And with the pace of life right now, I can use all the reminders I can get.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed out and when I do, my focus goes out the window along with the connection to my creativity. My productivity flat lines and my energy level drops—there’s no spark left to carry me forward.
This statement is my prompt to ground my feet, inhale a deep breath and recenter myself so I can move on with focus and clarity. It reminds me that when I work from a place of love, solutions are endless—there is always a step forward. But, if I let stress and chaos drive all I see is what’s not possible, everything else fades away.
It also connects me to the larger purpose of my work—to create change in the world so that everyone can experience love, peace, and acceptance.
It’s important for us all to find ways to catch ourselves when we begin spinning from the overwhelm. What works for me, might work for you, but it might not. There’s no one size fits all solution, we have to be responsible for finding our own way. Try something, tweak it, try it again. Keep testing, refining, moving forward. Your life is your art—make it work for you.