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[April Pages] mindfulness + everything is an opportunity

April planning pages in-progress; this page is for adding paint to smaller elements before collage + random lines of notes and quotations; the eye sticker is from my visit to Trader Joe’s on Monday.

There are voices which we hear in solitude, but they grow faint and inaudible as we enter into the world. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Necessity required the past two days to be bed-rest and solitude. Thus a “test” of my intention to listen and to value creativity over productivity — but also providing valuable notes for my current experiment.
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[April Pages] start where you are; do one thing; repeat

April planning pages in-progress; adding color to the visual of how I create a personal buffer zone each day.

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. -St. Francis of Assisi

Braveheart, you are the expert: curator of meaning and beauty; creator of circumstances; writer of plot twists. Simply begin. Doing one thing. Anything.
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[April pages] asking what it is you want + being your hero

hand-drawn visual of how I create a personal buffer zone each day

The way to maintain one’s connection to the wild is to ask yourself what it is that you want. -Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Tangible [hand-written, collaged, painty] — or not — my “morning pages” are a listening practice: asking questions & listening for answers.

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there are no certain routes: uncertainty [one day at a time]

[currently reading] The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

My life is my art. It is a matter of daily choices and decisions to engage with a daily relationship with the hours. It is accepting “quarter moon phases” of expeditions through the “dark half” of  living. Continue reading

unraveling and revealing meaning

How To Make A Journal of Your Life by Daniel Price

All of life is story, story unraveling and revealing meaning. -Madeleine L’Engle

It is my intention to allow my days to be art: a creative practice; an ever-developing skill set; the application of my imagination + the act of being; the choice of seeking & noticing within the mundane to create my “masterpiece” on the canvas of 24 hours.

Some weeks this feels more doable than others … Continue reading

[what about all the time it takes?]

Right Brain Planner®

“I am always so busy; I never have time for journaling or planning.”

“All of this sounds complicated and time-consuming. And how can I be sure it will even work for me?”

Short answers:

  • Your hours are yours to decide [even if it doesn’t feel like that].
  • When you are ready to begin — you will know.
  • “Never” and “always” are terms of perfectionism [aka the fear of …].

Longer answers + some creative ideas about journal-planning and gluebooking … Continue reading

[curating a journal-planning practice]

Right Brain Planner®Getting more information is learning, and so is coming to understand what you did not understand before. -Mortimer J. Adler

A creative journal-planning process is not as much about planning as it is about allowing time and space to abide gently with the feelings and thoughts of the day as an act of self-compassion.

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wilder than our imaginations

Right Brain Planner®

Birthday Pages – Day 4 [color vent for resiliency & celebration]

… spend it all, shoot it, play it, lost it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place … Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you. -Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

There are times when it seems as though not only the future but the present is dark: few recognize what a radically transformed world we live in, one that has been transformed not only by such nightmares as global warming and global capital, but by dreams of freedom and of justice — and transformed by things we could not have dreamed of… We need to hope for the realization of our own dreams, but also to recognize a world that will remain wilder than our imaginations. -Rebecca Solnit, Hope in the Dark

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