Have you ever met or been confronted by Self-Doubt Mountain?
Have you ever thought there was something
… a particular situation
… a new technique or learning
… a certain time in your life
you couldn’t “get-through”?
A few hours before my husband Hans died last summer, he said
“Don’t ever forget – you are stronger and more resilient than you think you are.”
His words held me up during this past year
reminding me that I have faced Self-Doubt Mountain in the past
teaching me that I will face Self-Doubt Mountain in the future
and will survive.
Hans was a wonderful artist (www.soulistry.com/hans)
Working in watercolour, pastel, pen and ink
he was looking forward to working in acrylic
but died before he could begin.
So in his memory
I decided to see what I could do with the acrylic paints.
But Self-Doubt Mountain was in front of me.
I was going to put the acrylic paints in the garage sale
but when I remembered Hans’ words
and the words/image that showed up
in a ‘What Quote Guides Your Life’ on-line test
Where to begin?
I googled ‘acrylic painting’ and before I knew it
I was in the Studio playing with acrylics
and having soooooo much fun!
When I took Hans’ words and the above image to heart
and challenged myself a bit further
I entered my first acrylic painting in our local exhibition
and was gobsmacked when I learned I had won
first prize in the acrylic division.
When Self-Doubt Mountain surfaces
… and it will
this experience will also surface
and when it does
may Self-Doubt Mountain lose.
© June Maffin