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
and survived;
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






‘possibilities’ emerged.

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



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