Saturday, February 7, 2015

Drawing without an eraser

On a Twitter chat (#satchat) this morning, a friend (@ShiftParadigm)
posted this powerful pic that summed up so much of what I've been thinking and feeling lately.

"Life is the art of drawing without an eraser."

Every moment is a new beginning, but we have to work with what all of the previous moments have produced for us. Every moment is a new opportunity to make something beautiful and awesome out of the my past.

Sometimes I wish I had that eraser.

But then again, it's more of a challenge this way. And maybe there's a special beauty to this kind of art.

It means facing the brutal facts, yet moving forward with faith and optimism. I don't deny my mistakes, but I use them as the foundation for my future successes. I don't deny what is ugly or wrong in my past, but I transform it into power and beauty.

Relationships, decisions, events, bad and good become the raw material. My decision, now, determine what the next stage will look like.

Like a story that's being written while you're writing. Each day a new chapter..

“It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.”

― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

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