Art by Montana Black

Art with Intention TM

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Instead of asking ourselves, “How can I find security and happiness?” we could ask ourselves, “Can I touch the center of my pain? Can I sit with suffering, both yours and mine, without trying to make it go away? Can I stay present to the ache of loss or disgrace—disappointment in all its many forms—and let it open me?” This is the trick.
Pema Chödron (via yeshecholwa)

(via abiding-in-peace)

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This business of making art, of crafting paintings has been everything I had hoped and feared it would be. Definitely not for the faint of heart. It’s a mini or major, depending on the size of the piece, heroic journey everytime I get courageous enough to go to the easel.
Montana Black