Tuesday, July 23, 2013

My Heart Expands

"Selfishness is the only real atheism,
unselfishness the only real religion."
                              -- Israel Zangwill
This image came to me while I was meditating this morning, something I've been neglecting for the last month or so, and I think it's making me cranky.  So I spent about an hour journaling and meditating, and the gift was this painting.  Should I explain it?  
The center represents the green-colored Heart Chakra (Anahata).  The idea is that small acts of unselfish love or kindness have reverberating effects that expand into the cosmos.
All of our actions, whether kind or unkind, have such vibrations.  So the more loving-kindness you can display, the more your mark on the cosmos will be a positive one.  And, it's never too late to start.
I did this one as a page in my watercolor "sketchbook" but I may turn it into a larger, more detailed painting if the image stays with me.

Yep, I definitely need to meditate more.

Oh!  And I'm going to call this one "Expanse" and use it for my "E" painting.  Feels a bit like cheating but I'm just not inspired by my other ideas for E, so there you are.  I may get a bit more abstract with my letters, but since I'm the only one making any rules, that's perfectly okay.  Right?  :)

Do something nice for someone today, just one tiny thing, and I hope that the goodness comes back to you tenfold.