posted by SHELLEY BRUCAR
I believe so strongly that we get more out of every experience if we truly focus on the NOW, putting aside all distractions, that I chose “present” as my word for 2010. Present as in “being present” not as in “gift” although practicing being present is really a gift to myself.
Recently, the Zen Habits blog had a post about Being Present – 4 simple ideas to help you focus on what is happening in your life right now. Here’s the link; hope you enjoy it. http://zenhabits.net/2007/04/practical-tips-to-practice-being-present/
Of course, sometimes we need a diversion which takes us “out of the moment”. Here is a piece on my design wall that is NOT part of the 2 series I’m working on for 2010:
This design came out of reminiscing w/childhood friends about laying on the ground at dusk, looking up at the emerging stars. That was definitely an “in the moment” experience. Techniques used: hand-dyeing, discharge dyeing, screening.