I took this photo on a beach in Maine just before sunset. The beach is my favorite place to think. The sound of the waves block out all the other noises forcing my thoughts to be the focal point at that moment. Mindfulness can be applied to the process of thinking too. We can just let our mind wander, sometimes negative thoughts may push their way to the front. Before you become totally aware of this process you are feeling down or have managed to get yourself in a bad mood. In the book,”Being Mindful”, the question is asked, “How often do you stop and think about what you are thinking?” It goes on to say, “Slow down an quiet the mind. Observe the thoughts that come in and out of your mind. Are your thoughts mostly negative or positive? Are they empowering or not?” Plato said, that thinking is the talking of the soul with itself. What type of conversation are you having with yourself? Could you improve it by being mindful of what type of thoughts you are having? Could you substitute negative thoughts with positive ones? I would love to hear your thoughts on this subject!
This is my response to the prompt. I used a combination of watercolors, gelatos and paint markers. I used layers of images and colors to represent the complexity of thought. The last image that I created was the face, I first painted it with gesso, after it was dry I added the color.