Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Artist: Hands, Head and Heart.

A woman who works with her hands is a LABORER; a woman who works with her hands and head, a CRAFTSMAN; but a woman who works with her hands, her head and her heart is an ARTIST.”
 ~ St. Francis of Assisi

It is amazing to me how often, and how easy, it is that I find myself mindlessly working only with my hands as a “laborer”. There really is no reason for it. My heart waits patiently to be included in the decisions that my head has already decided upon.  However, it is in those magical moments when as St. Francis puts it that the “hands, head and heart” come together that a miracle begins to unfold.
Have you noticed, no matter what the situation, when you are engaged in working on something with your hands-cooking, fishing, or gardening- that you head calms down into a serene place, and your heart has a chance to blossom. In the words of Joseph Campbell this is your “Bliss”. Follow your “Bliss” and you are following your calling. What brings you both peace and excitement? That is your bliss; Follow it.
Every encounter that you experience brings opportunity. Find the meaning in the moment. You were brought to the person standing in front of you in line at the checkout for a reason. Life is magnificent! Smile and enjoy the moment that you’re in. That being said- How are you better managing your budget so that you can give back to others?
Is debt hanging over your head? Or are you Debt FREE? Doesn’t that sound marvelous: Debt FREE? That is the goal. Not only to be debt free, but to be free from debt so that we can give back to others-Time Talent and Treasure. There is one more day until the No Spend Month Challenge of September. One day until the $15 a day game plan for everything! Bring on the savings. ~ Join me during the journey towards the $1,000 savings goal! ~  We are all artists: Hands, Head AND Heart!
"Be assured that it gives much more pain to the mind to be in debt, than to do without any article whatever which we may seem to want."
 ~Thomas Jefferson -In letter to his daughter.

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