“We are not as much pulled forward by thoughts of pleasure as we are pushed forward by pain….So, it is when the pain becomes too much that we finally find the courage to make changes.” – Bronnie Ware
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ORIGINAL COPY POSTED ON INSTAGRAM DURING THE CHALLENGE
Do you believe in synchronicity? 💫
I went to bed on Sunday thinking ‘must buy more green paint’. Somehow that evolved into a Monday of buying more green plants. Not complaining, because a girl can never have enough folia but, yes, the lack of green paint is why I painted rusty pines.
As a companion to my painting, I often listen to The Good Life Podcasts, and chose at random one with Bronnie Ware, who wrote the book ‘The Top 5 Regrets of Dying’. So there I am listening to this profound insight by a woman who had the immense privilege of holding within her own life experience the clarity of wisdom left behind by the dying. And suddenly I was so grateful for my lack of green paint, and the timing of painting these autumnal pines. I think I syphoned her words into my trees – a forest of regrets.
My favourite take-away from the podcast:
“We are not as much pulled forward by thoughts of pleasure as we are pushed forward by pain….So, it is when the pain becomes too much that we finally find the courage to make changes.”
Here’s to not living in a forest of regrets! 💫
Painting inspired by photography of @formgestalter