[fullness] resiliency, chaos & wisdom

I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge — even wisdom. Like art. -Toni Morrison

Being in the fullness is being present within all of Life’s fullness … even when the present doesn’t feel like “fullness.” This has been my focus for the summer months.

My focus has been to allow journal-planning to be a promise to myself to honor a daily commitment for creative processing (instead of performance/perfection).

To be open to walking the fine line of everyday overwhelm in order to live stronger and wiser …

To remember I am in charge of celebrations …

To seek fullness as a reframe of “planning” — to be the intention to seek:

To be in the fullness of community (in spite of its vulnerabilities).

To remember that fullness requires that I trust + act within the cycles of my life — at my own pace.

❤️ [Good Morning] 🎨🔍🎟 📐 "Do" and "Trust" — these words keep waving to me. 💌💌 Invitations to live differently — to reframe 🙌 my actions, my doings and my beings. ❤️🔏🖍 Timely. Because with increased💨energy and 💪strength I have felt 🤖the pull of my defaults before cancer, before MS. ☀️ Summer was full days of 🍀gardening, swimming 🏊‍♀️and tending to the 🎭fullness of 💜💙💚👩‍👦‍👦✨motherhood, family and 💼career. 🕳 Then, fifteen (15?!) summers ago — that came to a screeching halt. ❌🚫🆘 I can hardly believe that much time has passed since all the loss of that season along with cancer, chemo and being told I have MS. 🙆🏻💜 ~learning to trust and to do (at my own pace) ⏲🎛⏳and doing my best to remember everything 💫cycles 🌔🌕🌖✨ #57kairos #hopscotchchronicles #beinthefullness #livingcolor 🎨🌈🔎 #myRBP #artheals #fullcirclewishes 💫🌟💫

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And that I am “approved” … as I am today.

As August concludes, one of my takeaways is that I learned my goal setting process is unique to me. And that my creativity is a language all its own.

Sometimes it can be translated, sometimes it cannot. Sometimes my ideas work out as planned, sometimes they do not.

💡⚖️⏲ I have been rather 🌀swirly about naming 📝a specific goals for the month of August — even after being so inspired by a podcast by @oamyoamy discussing goals: ✔️Creativity Matters Podcast, Episode 249 — highly recommended! 💓 🤔🙄😬🙃😏😱 Discerning what is specific and measurable, achievable and relevant to my current work, and then designating a due date?! So-o much 💭💡💭💡💭 processing … 😎🍿Of course as a right-brain processor — specificity and time ⏰ bound tasks are not my strong 💼 suit! 😂😁😊 SO perhaps my goal shall be to simply visually explain the goal setting process to myself. Allowing myself the entire 🗓month to understand more about a ✅✅✅ goal-centered process — and/or perhaps coming to realization that I already set ♻️ goals [in my own language] … 🤔*️⃣💖🔂😁🔢🔋⚖️

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What is your takeaway from August? What is your takeaway from the days of your summer? (Or winter, for my friends in the southern hemisphere.)

  • What is ONE day you remember well? What made it memorable?
  • What is ONE life lesson or personal discovery you remember?

… becoming intimate with the place where we find ourselves. This is the heart of finding the sacred everyday — discovering that the place where we are is enough. -Christine Valters Paintner

Resiliency and wisdom do not come by “trying harder” but by ritual and observation. So let’s promise each other to be intentional about approving our-selves, and seeking to be in a mindset of fullness.

Let’s live free and live our lives as works of art as we practice what serves us and others, that which enhances stability and creativity.

➡️ “Capacity” by Right Brain Planner®
Alter Egos & Storylines + Fostering Resiliency

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This 19-page journal-planning guide represents the second in a series of a significant design change and the second chapter of a new starting point for Right Brain Planner® resources.

Focus: Naming your current and seasonal limits & capabilities as a means of personal empowerment and resiliency.

Braveheart, I believe art heals — and that art is as simple as abiding outdoors with the morning sky or jotting lists or having a favorite color. I created Right Brain Planner® because I needed a "planner" that offered space but didn't trigger my daily expectations. I needed a planner that was a journal — a place to creatively document my {living} + collect my blurts and random collage. Perhaps you are in need of the same? If so, I hope you will join me via our shared online connections. ♥