Friday, August 15, 2014
This month I'm meditating on ...
...the word 'enthusiasm'. Enthusiasm: absorbing or controlling possession of the mind by an interest or pursuit; lively interest. syn: eagerness, warmth, fervor, zeal, ardor.
What a wonderful word when it comes to handwork/art/expression. For me, I sometimes think my 'enthusiasms' are what bring me to life - give me expression - permission to dive in and see what happens. Enthusiasm brings energy and the results pass along that energy. Think of the artists you love and how their work impacts you. Its like adding another dimension to the moment. So often we are enmeshed in the daily tasks of life that we forget to add at least one moment (if not long hours) of enthusiasm - zest if you will - to the day.
"Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas." - Henry Ford