Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this critical question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn’t, it is of no use.
~ Carlos Castaneda
Choose the path with heart. I have been learning to measure my activities and choices by that. If the activity in question doesn’t follow along the path with heart, then it is not where I want to be heading. It doesn’t mean that I never have to do anything I don’t wanna do. It just means that I am working towards a goal, towards a way of life that has meaning and passion and heart.
Consider this: How do you measure your daily, weekly, yearly activities? How do you know when you’re doing the right thing? How do you know when you’re following a path with heart? Is that even a focus in your life?
Prompt: Try your hand at an art journal page that visualizes what following a path with heart means for you. Maybe it’s a literal path, maybe it’s a collection of street signs, maybe it’s a picture of what your perfect life looks like. Allow the page to be a reminder of what path you want to be following.
For my page, I used strips of art papers I’ve made along the way, shiny gel medium, acrylic paint, gel pens, and paint pens. Oh, and buttons. I love buttons.