Inktober


Above is this year’s #inktober so far up to ‘day 17’.

This is my third year of doing the #inktober challenge and I absolutely love it. It’s simple, each day there is a prompt for you to create an ink drawing, although you do not have to follow the prompt, and then post your ink drawing to Instagram using the #inktober.

Art is one of my favourite things to do, and in recent months I have fallen away a little from my habit of doing a piece of art each day, even if it is just a quick pencil sketch. When I am doing my art I’m in the moment, focused and free from the mind and its distractions.

So I’m glad to be back in the grove and doing it each day. Like all things, small easy steps build a habit and when we are focused on the small daily routine, then the mind is silent as there is little risk. If we focus on big giant leaps, then alarms ring and the mind sabotages as its poor little ego is at risk.

Step by step keeps us focused now in the joy of doing not thinking about the ‘big’ outcome.

We can only do now

What may have gone wrong before is not the guide to what might happen now.

It will be if we dwell on our thoughts as they will convince us of the story of the past. You will fail again if you associate with the story of your past.

If we free ourselves from our thought and allow our consciousness to free our very essence to flow from the soul, then what we do now will be what we do now. Free from the thought of failure. Thus the outcome will be our best right now.

Once we are free of the past and the mental noise, then the universe will work with us to create amazing things. The magic will manifest not the failure.

The past is simply a memory stored in the mind, it’s not real and is never our guide unless we choose it to be.

We can only do now and be free now.