Friday, July 4, 2008

Independence Day

Running free - this mustang reminds me of the freedom of the choices we make in our life. When I painted this I named it "She Loves to Run" and thought of the joy it brings when we do what we are naturally positioned to do. Painting is such a healing, timeless doing. When I step back, I too feel as if I have been on a good run and covered a lot of territory. It is a great feeling.

The choices we make are everything. How we think, what we think, what we think that is true that is not true, which thoughts are based on imagination or biased memories, which emotions are born from thoughts that aren't true and what is really true - are all up for examination. Sometimes as in painting, I find myself on a course that I believed was true, only to find out the thoughts that formed the course were not the best. It is then that the wonderful freedom to choose the better thought, the better action presents - like fireworks.

It is then that the old thinking can be recognized and ignored when it tries to stop me from my run. The run for freedom and independence day.