I wanted to keep the videos under 5 minutes, but today's lesson is SO important I had to share the whole thing (10 minutes).
It's about the dangers of relentless positivity the magic + helpfulness of disappointment.
It can be really hard to know how to deal with disappointment, especially in your art journal where you kind of want things to be bright, happy and positive.
But putting on a happy face while trying to sweep something like disappointment under the rug actually sweeps your dreams + desires under the rug.
You know that you actually need to deal with disappointment. Finding ways to be with your disappointment (be with is different from wallow in!) transforms it and shows you the gifts in it.
This is how an art journal can help you deal with disappointment, by giving you a space to express and be with how you're feeling without making it, or you, wrong.
I know when you feel disappointment, the last thing you want to do is FEEL your disappointment, but I promise that that is the path to freedom.
This morning I woke up nervous and unsure about this project - will it be interesting and inspiring? Will I run out of things to say? Will I just discover that this was a dumb idea?
But right now I am SO HAPPY I am doing this.