In the recent issue of Body & Soul magazine, I read an article which quoted Martin Boroson, author of One-Moment Meditation: Stillness for People on the Go. He talked about fitting meditation into all those little "lost" moments that people generally think of as a waste of time, e.g., being stuck in traffic or standing in line at the grocery store, etc.
Boroson says, "Most of the time we fail to realize the enormous potential of a moment." He goes on to say, "The word 'moment' actually comes from a Latin word that means a particle sufficient to turn the scales." Boroson believes "A moment can be revolutionary. It can turn your life around."
I liked what he said about moments and thought of applying his ideas to my own daily art work. After all, isn't creating art the ultimate meditation? I know that there are many moments in my day when I can fit in a quick sketch, whether I'm at home or sitting in the waiting room of the doctor's office.
I also thought of moments that I could salvage during the down times of my day. I already have developed the habit of sketching, at night, while the TV is on. But I could probably produce more paintings, if I put my watercolor paints, brushes and water container out on my studio table - and/or in a corner of my kitchen counter - ready for use.
For today's post, I acutally did a quick sketch using some "found" moments. I'm intrigued by this idea of "revolutionary" moments and I hope to explore this topic again.What will you do with your moments today?