“Because of our mindfulness, we see our desire, and our aggression, our jealousy an our ignorance. We don’t act on them; we just see them. Without mindfulness, we don’t see them and they proliferate.”
Lonely Grasshopper – 5″ x 7″ Watercolor, Inktense and Sharpie
Lonely is the word this week for Illustration Friday.
I painted this from a photo I took Saturday morning of a grasshopper on
the windshield of my jeep. Now you know he had to be feeling pretty
lonely at that moment.
This may prove that artists think differently than non artists. Grabbing your camera may not be your first instinct when you see a bug on your windshield. *giggle*
Pema Chodron is a leading exponent of teachings on meditation and how they apply to everyday life.
She is widely known for her charming and down-to-earth interpretation
of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences. Pema is the resident teacher
at Gampo Abbey, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the first Tibetan monastery for Westerners and has authored several books, including:
Always Maintain a Joyful Mind (lojong teachings)
Practicing Peace in Times of War
No Time to Lose
The Pema Chodron Collection (audio)
Getting Unstuck:Breaking Your Habitual
Patterns & Encountering Naked Reality (audio)
The Places that Scare You
When Things Fall Apart
Start Where You Are