tough mind and tender heart

  jan7 art journal, Hali Karla

Having an intuitive creative practice is my lifeline in challenging times.

For all the things there are no words for.

As a respite from intensity.

Spacious breath in the midst of tension or helplessness.

A place with no expectation, and nothing but honest presence.

And a precious, sacred reminder of how blessed we are to be able to choose to see with Love and wonder.

This is why, even when life gets a bit full and overwhelming with other things, I still reach for a brush or pen and my journal almost every single day - and let my sometimes tough mind and tender heart flow to hand and page.