Lightly

β€œIt’s dark because you are trying too hard.
Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly.
Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply.
Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them."

- Aldous Huxley
Painting by Mairi

I love these words by Aldous Huxley. Beautiful, profound truths are often easy to resonate with, but not so easy to apply. Feeling lightly when you’re feeling deeply can be very challenging. I especially find this with anger, which for me is the most toxic of emotions…it always leaves me feeling as though I’ve violated my soul, and polluted the Universe.

There is much to feel angry about these days in this troubled and sometimes cruel World. I often have to take myself to a place of surrender…to accept my smallness within the vastness…to go inwards and reconnect with love…the most powerful power I have..MairiπŸ’™

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Peace

These beautiful words by T.S. Eliot always speak directly to my soul, and bring me peace when I’m feeling unsure of my path… or falling into despair. πŸ’™

I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love,
For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith
But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:
So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.

T.S. Eliot
from the Poem East Cocker 

Paintings by Mairi

Dream Scenes

I’ve been creating these mini paintings for the past year…for my Hand-Painted Art Cards (One-Off & Eco Friendly).

I never plan anything when I’m painting them….they just emerge…like dream scenes. At one point I realised that these little paintings never have any signs of human activity. How beautifully nature flows in the absence of human activity within my imagination… and in reality. Why are we the only species that so brutally and permanently carves our name on the landscape?

I’ve painted many of these wee paintings during this time, and they’ve found their way to people from my Online Shop. Some will have been framed; others will have been thrown away (they’re Eco Friendly though 🌼🌻 ). I like the thought of transient things that leave no permanent trace. Beautifully impermanent…like each of us. Much love…Mairi πŸ’™