Thursday, December 2, 2010

Buddha, 5"x5" acrylic and paper on panel

This season is rich with religious and spiritual experience. Each day I will explore a different religion and post some words gleaned from my search.

When things go wrong in our life and we encounter difficult situations we tend to regard the situation itself as the problem, but in reality whatever problems we experience come from the side of the mind. If we were to respond to difficult situations with a positive or peaceful mind they would not be problems for us; indeed we may even come to regard them as challenges or opportunities for growth and development. Problems arise only if we respond to difficulties with a negative state of mind. Therefore, if we want to be free from problems we must learn to control our mind.

This painting was done from a drawing given to me by my friend Tori.

1 comment:

Nancy Colella said...

SO true! Thanks for that reminder! Hard to stay positive in the face of adversity but it works!Love your painting too.