Creating Atmosphere

When we paint the background first, it sets the mood and 
atmosphere, becoming the backdrop for the rest of the artwork. 
Similarly, we can pour creative energy into improving our home and earthly 
environments, knowing our well-being is interconnected with all that's around us. 
For instance, without the trees constantly taking in our exhaled carbon 
dioxide and giving us back oxygen, we could not thrive. 
Another way to tend to our background is to let 
go of our own negative mental and emotional patterns, which also helps cleanse 
the mental and emotional atmosphere of everyone around us. We can put creative 
energy towards discouraging negativity and sharing positive thoughts and 
feelings, helping to delight and benefit everyone.

Will you help start a positivity plague? 


What If'ing

Part of creativity is the ability to wonder. 

 When contemplating life and artistic endeavors, 
many of my favorite questions begin with "What if...?" 

Ganga White poses some great "What if's?," so today I share his poem: 

"What if our religion was each other 
If our practice was our life 
If prayer, our words. 

What if the temple was the Earth
If forests were our church 

If holy water- the rivers, lakes, and ocean. 

What if meditation was our relationships
If the teacher was life
If wisdom was self-knowledge
If love was the center of our being."

What If?