Meredith’s Laws of Living

January 7, 2010

Life is an art just like creating a painting.  I thought I would share some of the things that I have learned just walking through every day.  Maybe it will help someone or help to verbalize something you already know so it rings true for you, too.  And maybe not. It seemed like a good thing to do at the beginning of a new year. =)

Dealing with reality:  If you can’t change it outside of yourself then you have to change how you look at it.  That is the bottom line in any given situation.

CHANGE IS INEVITABLE.  In capital letters because it’s loud.  This is the truth and means that nothing stays the same so if things aren’t good right now, wait for it.  It will change.

It will stop screaming if you let it go (this should make you laugh).  Letting go is always hard and sometimes you just must.  Or at least walk away for awhile.  Distance creates a balance sometimes.

Meredith’s Law of Contrast:  you can’t have one without the other (see yesterday’s post).

Make time to play every day.  The reason why children are happier then adults is because they play *all the time*.  Artists understand this play more then the average population.  Artists must play to create so if you spent your time playing instead of seriously creating, you were still working.  *Never* feel bad about playing.


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