I miss being here, this blog & design space, so I just want to post this quick thing as a reminder to myself that I will be back soon, as soon as I finish this program design.
Two quick thoughts however:
1, I LOVE these umbrella designs being sold through the MoMA design store to the horror of G I WILL own one of these at some point in my life …
2, I recently had conversation with two friends about Life and the ideas of being depressed or having anxieties or losing jobs or being in awful jobs and finding your soul mate / not finding your soul mate. Ie NOT having a perfect life. It came to me with such magnificent clarity that being in ANY of these States, states of being, is such a wonderful thing. It means ONLY 1 thing: that we are Practicing every thing that we have up until now read about. And the Practice of having hard feelings, facing your fears, being angry, and being pushed to your limits, the Practice is worth GOLD spiritually speaking. Practicing this stuff in real life is 1,000 times harder than just reading Eckhart Tolle, or listening to Oprah or the Dahli Lama. We can all read read read read all our lives but living it and practicing it is absolutely where it’s all at. And I can tell you now, that being IN the darkness is the practice. And I can say this because I spent YEARS just reading about all these concepts, because I didn’t want to loose perfect control. Practicing how to live in the moment and loving yourself and the 200 other tools is not like being at a Spa and getting a massage and feeling FABULOUS. Walking the talk, means experiencing pain and ugly and ugga.
And so I know almost exactly what my two friends are IN right now, and it is not the image of these adorable umbrellas. And YET, I know too, that they will come through, because all negative thoughts and circumstances do pass and change. I see now and I know now how utterly important the dark times are. They are a test of your resilience.Once you have learned to be comfortable with that darkness, or just learn how to observe the darkness, once you pass through while being neutral, I am just amazed with the beauty that is absolutely everywhere, and the intensity of love in everything. (UMBRELLAS! OMG!)
So words don't seem enough to say, but the dark times are SO exciting. Just trust me, if you can’t trust yourself yet. I want to be that person out here to tell you it is 1000% all going to be fine, more than fine.