Friday, July 21, 2017

Long-Held Desires

It is important to act on long-held desires

They are attainable.

You are here to be fulfilled.

When you can see the work that you desire to do, it is your right to be able to do it.

If it takes a long time to put yourself in position, that is OK.

The sincerity of your desire will take you there.

You will explore the steps you have always wanted to take and appreciate the fact that it is now possible.

Whatever is deeply within you has a right to be expressed and enjoyed.

You are the best person to judge how you feel and to direct your steps.

You can take them with confidence as you get more and more practice.

Act now in the direction of your own desire.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

My Many Ways of Learning

Even though I learned things the way I was taught in public school, and followed directions to the letter to learn to play a musical instrument to a professional level, there are other ways I learn things.

I explore new things and I learn them in different ways.

Without the coaching of step-by-step hand positions and tables of facts to memorize, I employ my curiosity with a very different rhythm.

The rhythm changes according to what I am learning and how new it is to me.

Sometimes I read the directions over and over again.

Sometimes I just jump in.

Sometimes I take tiny, tiny steps over a long period of time.

Sometimes, I gather materials and create a bunch of things all at once.

All these ways work.

The little tiny steps gradually grow into a large useful product.

The spontaneously created things get refined.

The patterns I make up as I go get modified as I go until I have a delightful finished product.

The imaginative use of materials is one of my favorite ways to learn.

I, myself, have no idea of the results until I see them take shape.

The favorite thing that I have learned is that I enjoy these many different approaches and that I am not tied to any preconceived results.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The Part Within

How do you take care of the part within you?

How do you nurture your soul, your artist’s sense, the feeling of integrity?

All of those indicate something of your inner nature.

When you feed your inner nature, you cultivate the kind of life you want to live.

When you feed only your immediate needs, without thought for how your actions affect your entire life, you may cut yourself off from the best part.

Of course, you can do what you need to do to earn a living.

You can better yourself and your situation by continually cultivating the ability to do your best work.

As you apply excellence and honesty to everything you do, you will attract more opportunities to express them.

You can cultivate generosity, compassion, and have an uplifting attitude.

You can cultivate inventiveness, efficiency, and happiness.

Everything you put into the situation will multiply as you think about it and do it.

Nurturing the sense of who you are gives you more room to express it.

Be sure to contemplate the highest ideals possible and include them in every way.

© 2017 Kathryn Hardage