Art to Inspire: Finding Your Zen

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Have you ever said something like this outloud or even just thought it quietly to yourself? “If I can just get through __________, everything will be so much better.”

Or maybe it was… “If only I didn’t have to worry about money, I would be so much happier. I could do whatever I wanted with my life…

Or maybe it was more like… “Well, of course _________ is successful, he/she has had a far less difficult path to travel than I have.”

Or maybe… Well, I could go on, but do I really need to?

Surely, you’ve looked at your own future (or someone else’s present) at one point or another and made an excuse as to why you are not where you want to be (happy/more successful/whatever) in this very moment. That you are living in. Right now.

Running a business can be difficult, being a mom can be stressful, having to work 40+ hours a week at a job that you hate sucks, BUT I have good news:

You can change it. You can make your life exactly what you want it to be.

BUT (yep, there’s a but) there is a catch: YOU have to do it.

Someone else is not standing in the corner waiting for you to tag them in so they can make your dreams come true.

Nope, it’s on your shoulders.┬áSo in order to get where you want to go, you might just have to work hard, stay dedicated, be passionate, and remain positive – even when you don’t want to, even when you don’t think you can.

Because the only zen you will find at the top of a mountain is the zen you bring up there yourself.

How will you bring zen to your mountain today?


5 thoughts on “Art to Inspire: Finding Your Zen

  1. Well, I guess my zen isn’t going to get to the top of the mountain until I start the climb. Today I will pick a spot on the mountain for me to reach, then I’ll take each step need to reach it.

    What’s funny is that each step I put behind me makes my Zen grow, but it also makes the load feel lighter.

  2. You have NO idea how perfect your “Zen” posting is for me today! it is everything that I needed to hear and the timing couldn’t be more perfect either!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  3. I recently left my job to start a creative arts biz. I am taking some time…a long weekend to play and wind down. On my agenda today is a visit to a chapel designed by the artist Mark Rothco whose abstract artwork is beautifullly Zen. I figure it will provide a great inspiration for me as I get focused on what direction I am headed. Thanks for the invitation to share! I am enjoying your site.

  4. Fabulous post, Brittni!

    One of the best words of wisdom in business I’ve ever been given is that you will ALWAYS be busy. Hopefully the busyness is client work or customer demand (!), but if not there’s always improving this or that, or events in our personal lives. So if there’s some core thing you need to be doing to be happy, healthy, or profitable you better make a plan for it.

    Of course I forget this on practically a daily basis. :)

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