16 September 2009

Wishcasting Wednesday

Since last Wednesday's wish was so meaningful for me, I've decided to try participating in Jamie Ridler's Wishcasting Wednesday to see how it fits. I love today's question:

How do you wish to stretch?

I have two wishes in ways to stretch: one is that I stretch to find more joy in my life and the other (I sense a them going here) is that I wish to stretch creatively.

To find more joy in my life, I wish to be more aware and present with my daily travels through life. I wish to be more appreciative of what I have and what I'm experiencing. I wish to notice more good in my life and overlook the struggles in my life. I truly believe that what we focus on is what comes into our lives, so I wish to focus more on what I want and appreciate. I can be a little critical and cynical, so at times this is a big stretch for me!

My second wish, as I mentioned, is to stretch creatively. I'm happiest when my husband is home and I can hear sounds of his putterings as I am in my studio, creating and listening to music. But, as I mentioned last week -- I can be so rigid in my art. I need to play more. I need to be willing to say "What would happen if ... ?" and then take the steps to find out! I need to read fewer books about other artist's experiences and spend more time with my own intuitiveness.

This is so much an echo of last week's wish, but that is because this is the area of my life that needs the most desperate attention! This the area of my life that I am most dissatisfied with, that I most want to change.

Wish me success!

15 comments:

differenceayearmakes said...

As Cindy wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

You never wish a wish too often.

Girlie-Queue said...

:) As Cindy wishes for herslef, so too do I wish for Cindy! :)

As I was reading, I was thinking about Sonia Choquette, I don't know if you're familiar with her, but she's an author and has a radio show on HayHouse. She does an exercise I simply adore; she'll ask something like, "If I wasn't afraid I would ____" and then she asks us to fill in the blank.

I always thought it was a great exercise - to catch myself off guard, answer without thinking and see what would pop out of my mouth :)

I don't know if you feel that would pertain to you at all, but your post just made me think of it.

~Shamsi

Holly said...

Cindy, nothing that we are passionate about should ever make us get rigid when it's truly passion. So, be softer with yourself and your world and you'll find you'll be less quick to spark with others around you.

Love your work enough to allow it to just be...

As Cindy wishes for herself, with intention and love I wish for her, also.

I wish you JOY.

Giulietta said...

Hi Cindy,

You've got some really thoughtful comments here. Glad you came back to the circle! I get lots of great ideas for essay, classes, etc. just reading what everyone writes. I wish for you to stretch in your artwork, to leave rigidity behind. It's all about letting go and forgetting about the outcome. If we are outcome focused, it can ruin the journey!

Giulietta, Inspirational rebel

KathrynAntyr said...

As Cindy wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Will you be joining in on Jamie's book group using the book, "The Joy Diet?" It ties in with your wishes for joy and creativity.

Sarah said...

As Cindy wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Wonderful wish - to be present and take care of you!! I agree - you cannot overwish a thing!! Sarah

Pennie said...

As Cindy wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Deldino said...

May you continue to stretch with joy and creativity. As Cindy wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Ellecubed said...

As Cindy wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Anna said...

As Cindy wishes for herself, so i wish for her also.

Marisa said...

As Cindy wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. May you enjoy the stretching.

Miss Becky said...

Beautiful wish. As Cindy wishes for herself, so too do I wish for her. :)

Jenni said...

as Cindy wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. bright blessings!

KnittingJourneyman said...

As Cindy wishes for herself I so wish for her as well.

Jamie Ridler said...

As Cindy wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

May this wish be infused with love and intention. May all of your wishes come true.