Sometimes I wonder where my confidence goes. It's as though it has a mind of its own. One minute its around to help me move forward, in the next it has vanished and can't be found. Instead I hear a doubting voice.
Natalie Goldberg, author and writing teacher, calls this thinking "monkey mind", a mindless chatter with endless ways of thwarting our efforts. For me, it is likely to show up when I'm trying something new, when I'm tired, feeling pressured, or when I set out to do something that I haven't practiced for a while.
9 x 12" Watercolor on 140# Arches cold press paper
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