Practicing mindfulness when you’re feeling good is like putting money into the bank for a rainy day. Of course, it’s precisely when you’re feeling good that you might be tempted to slack off on your meditation practice. So I hope this Monkey Mind and other illustrations post gives you the incentive to slow down, breathe deeply and get acquainted with your inner chatterbox.
Monkey Mind and Other Illustrations
Let’s start with the “other illustrations” part first:
The above illustration was my first foray into attempting to create the illusion of movement by drawing a two-headed figure. I love how our eyes can make sense of something as nonsensical as a two faces attached to the same body! I also enjoyed delving deeper into the mythology of Helen of Troy. After all, you can’t just draw your mother and husband all the time!
Now, On the Topic of Monkey Mind…
How about you?
Do you have a favorite meditation app? Or, an online program or guru that helps you slow down and quiet the chatter? I use this meditation app every day. And sometimes I like to change things up and do a guided mantra meditation like this one instead.
Of course, what pretty much guarantees a state of flow for me is working on my illustrations. Scared of drawing? Then why not start with a coloring book instead.