What in your life is calling you,
when all the noise is silenced,
the meetings adjourned,
the lists laid aside,
and the wild Iris blooms
in the dark forest,
what still pulls on your soul?
—Rumi (via myworldmyhermitage)
Please keep demonstrating the courage that it takes to swim upstream in a world that prefers putting away for retirement to putting pen to paper, that chooses practicality over poetry, that values you more for going to the gym than going to the deepest places in your soul. Please keep making your art for people like me, people who need the magic and imagination and honesty of great art to make the day-to-day world a little more bearable.
—Shauna Niequist (via artpropelled)
I realize things have been quiet here at The Apiary Studio tumblr. I’ve been a busy bee, but am working on an art journal that I don’t want to share with the world. I have been, from time to time, collecting inspirations over at my other tumblr, Emily’s Reblog, where I don’t post original content, just amass the wonderful images floating around out there.
All you have to do is say “yes.” Don’t make some big project out of it. Don’t make some big deal out of it. Just say “yes.” You don’t even know what it means to say “yes,” but you say it anyway. You’ll never know what it means to say “yes,” but you do it anyway. Freedom and Love arise when you die into the unknown mystery of being.
—Adyashanti (via ashramof1)