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AEDM2017 – Art Every Day Day 8 – just do it.

AEDM2017 – Art Every Day Day 8 – just do it.

Tammy November 7, 2017 3 comments

No time to say hello goodbye, etc.

All of the things I do are converging this week, and taking an “I am not adulting today” day yesterday didn’t help anything but my head, the most important thing.

So the rest just has to fit in.aedm2017 - day 8 - just do it

Here is a “I don’t have time and I refuse to skip a day” offering.  Don’t think.  Just do.  Onward.

Perfectly this morning, I was tagged in and posted on Facebook, a lovely blog offering “The Imprinting of the Work on Your Soul” which talks about the process being the path and the way, about not getting attached to outcome.  In only the past few years, I have begun to learn the importance of this – creating with no expectations of perfection, even adequacy, recognition or income.  It’s VERY freeing.

Here is an excerpt – it is so much the essence of Art Every Day for me, I had to share:

from the Bhagavad Gita is one of them: 

“You have the right to work, but for the work’s sake only. You have no right to the fruits of work. Desire for the fruits of work must never be your motive in working. Never give way to laziness, either.

Perform every action with your heart fixed on the Supreme Lord. Renounce attachment to the fruits. Be even tempered in success and failure; for it is this evenness of temper which is meant by yoga.

Work done with anxiety about results is far inferior to work done without such anxiety, in the calm of self-surrender. Seek refuge in the knowledge of Brahman. They who work selfishly for results are miserable.”

 

In Category : AEDM 2017

Comments

3
  • Joined:
    2009-10-19 15:07:50
    November 8, 2017
    Tammy

    Cute art and LOVE your quote! Good luck getting all your adulting done. 🙂

  • Joined:
    2009-10-19 15:07:50
    November 9, 2017
    Tammy

    I can’t believe this was done on the fly. It is simply perfect and looks like it took hours to create and color. Love the quote, too.

  • Joined:
    2009-10-19 15:07:50
    November 10, 2017
    Tammy

    Definately a timely message for me. I have really struggled with that over the last month or two – normally at work I am calm and collected in court, saying things like “at the end of the day, all I can do is my best” or “I just have to give the judge the information he needs, the decision is his.” The last month or two I have been far more invested in outcomes (granted, one had an infant’s safety at stake, one the safety of the world’s cutest toddler, and one… was just vexing.) and I noticed my court performance was HORRIBLE!!!! This week I worked very hard on praying and letting go of the outcome, and my court performance was fabulous again. I regained the respect of the judge and defense attorneys.

    Letting go of the fruits is hard… but so rewarding.

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