"The best way out is always through."
I love this quote by Robert Frost.
I came across this quote today again, when reading about on Gretchen Rubin’s blog about meditating on koans.
I’m not good at the ‘normal’ idea of meditation.
I love the idea, but I just don’t seem to be able to do it.
I tried mindfullness exercises a few times, but I can’t find the motivation or inner peace to just sit with myself and do nothing for more than 10 minutes one day.
I have some kind of inner restlessness that wants to feel, to make, to create!
However, I recently discovered that I really can appreciate focussing on the moment during an activity. And I’m really good at it!
I love sitting by myself in the forest, using my senses to explore my surroundings.
The trail rides I make with my horses are the moments were I rebalance myself, where I can focus on the moment easily.
And when making things, I love focussing on what I’m doing, on the message I’m creating and the way it makes me feel.
Quotes for me are a great way to remind me of where I stand and to help me focus on where I’m going. And to stay in that state of mind.
When cutting letters I really enjoy taking the time it takes to find the right letters, to cut them exactly like I want them to look, to arrange them and think about what they mean to me.
Today is day 14 of my double 21 day project ‘Get to know yourself better’ and practicing typography. Today I experimented with hand cut lettering, the pictures in this post are the results of this day’s practice.