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Ride The Wave

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Orange Pulsing Over Green, 2013 – Light Signatures :: (click to see more)

I’ve not been too happy with the way my life has been going lately. I’m on a terrible treadmill of responsibility and timelines – jam packed with little or no down time. It’s all important – to me, so not a question of filling my time with useless or wasteful things. But the pace – while I feel certain I could keep it up if I had too – is not so pleasant or rather not as full of joy as I would wish.

As Stephen, my studio mate just said, our lives are so fast paced, we have to figure out how to ride the wave. We have to find joy in the living of our lives and somehow lower the anxiety over the responsibility for doing and completing things. Personally, I need to convince myself to let go and relax – sit back and enjoy the ride – at least somewhat. I’m in the right place, doing the right thing, as best as I can execute it. I’m responsible by nature and practice, so I can afford to stop exerting so much control over that aspect.

Perhaps doing this will leave room for an upwelling of inherent joy to manifest itself so my life can be spontaneously fun(ner) again.