Paralyzed From the Brain Down - April 3, 2020

To say the past weeks have been weird is an understatement. I have been trying to work from home, but it's difficult. What's worse is that I'm home more, but am completely unable to paint! I'm paralyzed and I can't figure out what's wrong. My husband says all psychological problems are inherently fixable if you can articulate what the problem is. So when I can't articulate it, I feel worse, like it's only ME standing in the way of feeling better. If only I were smarter.
One fun thing is that my siblings and I are all talking more online. Yesterday we had the best conversation because one never-available-when-we-group-call sibling actually took part! Unfortunately, they also got mad when I took a (lot) screenshots. I touched up one of the screenshots to show how they should really feel about me. 

I'm thinking of downloading some filters for my next meeting at work and looking like the potato lady I can't stop laughing at this picture. 

And laugh…

Day 48/365 project (Stay by the Tree)

One of the talks at General Conference made a big impression on me. 

When I came back from college, my mind was swirling with all the different things I'd been taught. I was a chaotic mental mess. In church that same weekend, I heard a talk about staying in the center, the mainstream and not worrying about the "mysteries". The "mysteries" were always the topic of conversation in my art classes. I think it made people feel deep to talk about stuff they didn't understand.

Anyway, I ditched thinking about the mysteries and focused on the mainstream. It was a "getting back to basics" approach to mental stillness that I still use today. This talk was along similar lines - stay out of the mysteries and the deep raging waters of speculation and doubt. The story refers to Lehi's Dream in 2 Nephi of the Book of Mormon. It is about the Tree of Life and staying close to it rather than exploring the dark and dreary wilderness of the world.

I like that. Here's my first day's attempt:

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