The Prompt: Connect
Again this week's prompt comes from the Zen by the Brush book by Myoshi Nancy O'Hara.
Breathe a full circle.
Let go of expectation;
And then--true nature.
Again, first task is to sit for a meditation on that for 5-10 minutes or however long you feel is good to you.
This was my second drawing on my sumi-e board and it took three attempts, of which the second permanently damaged the board. That was unexpected!
In my first attempt, my breath didn't last but half a circle when the water/ink ran out. I had to wait for the board to dry. I resoaked my brush. The second time I freaked out and over-circled. This must be my true nature, judge-y. Anway, waiting for the final attempt, the board never fully evaporated.
...inspired by the drawings.
The path I cover:
Circle of water rippling
This isn't unrelated to what is going on in my life. A job opportunity I've had in the past has come around again. I'm figuratively in the early stages of retracing a circle of my past. Or I can think of it this way: the past is always within the present.
Now you try it.