In a previous blog-post I spoke about the idea of having a sacred practice, mine happens to be art & creativity (being outdoors too). To my knowledge, there's no true definition of a sacred practice but I define it as an activity that provides pure joy, a sense of presence and inner alignment to your true self.
I've had a long journey with art and creativity putting high expectations on the outcome. In turn causing a lot of pressure and minimal creativity. However in more recent years I've come to learn that it's not about the outcome but rather the process or the practice. As a kid I gravitated towards art because it made me happy, it was as simple as that. Kids are so smart aren't they?!! It's taken time but I've regained that emotional intelligence I lost as a kid. I've come back to the awareness that creativity is an outlet in which presence exists. What a gift! As a result of this shift in perspective I've since lost those high expectations and pressure I once had. Creativity has found it's way back into to my life again…the way it was intended to be.
Finding a sense of presence and being in the moment is a challenge for everyone, especially these days. Life is full of distractions, all of which are stripping us of our opportunity to be present. This is why I think it's so important to find that sacred practice within ourselves. I believe we all have it, we just need to honor it.
Last week I asked you what your sacred practice was, do you have one? If you're willing to share I'd love to hear! Feel free to leave a comment if you'd like. In the meantime, take stock in honoring those practices and yourself.
THOUGHTS FOR NEXT WEEK:
It's that time of the year folks, hibernating and nesting at its best! Come Fall, I like to get the house ready for all the indoor activities and holiday gatherings. Next week, I thought it would be fun to share some photos of my home and talk "shop" about interiors, projects, DIY and maybe the holidays. Until then...