Journaling Your Path


Your Path

My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards.                         – Abdul Kalam
Remember when life’s path is steep to keep your mind even.                                 – Horace

I did this exercise in one of my art therapy classes on a very large piece of paper. It made me really think back in my life and into my future. Where am I and on what kind of path am I traveling on?

The artwork for this art journal page is a subject that I have done on many projects. I love Koi fish, water lilies, and painting rocks. I have my “go to” subject matter that is my style. As you go through this journal look for your style in the colors you choose and the subjects that you create. Everything about your art work tells of what you love. Look back over your journal when you get the art pages done and see what you’re telling yourself. This takes time to look at your work and just “be” with it. Let it speak to you – it will.

I do try to be in the present and I find it helpful to get the big picture of the path you are on right now. Any self reflection of the direction you are going or where you are on your path will help you get to your destination.

If you happen to be on a path that is not fulfilling or happy, think about the little steps you can take to change your course. It’s all about the little things that you can do that will add up and get you strolling down a avenue that will bring you wonders as you travel.
What kind of path are you on? Is it paved or rocky, straight or crooked, going up, down, or even? What is around you on your journey? Are you using a path, map, or road? Are you where you want to be on your path? Are you on the path you want to be on? What happens when your path takes a turn you’re not prepared for? Did you bring your ruby slippers or hiking boots?

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