Sunday, June 6, 2010

Evil Is Not Welcome Here

One thing I was concerned about when we were making the book in Donna Downey's class the other night - we decorated the arrow shaped acrylic page with paint and then carved the word "live" into it.

Only we had to write it backwards, on the reverse side of the page, which meant we had to write the word "evil". I didn't want to introduce that emotion into my book so I wrote the word "live" from right to left, which took a little focus mentally but I got it done. I just have to figure out how to cover up that word now, as I don't want to see it. We painted over the letters we carved out of the paint in order to fill in the word "live" and I will try to paint over it again with a darker colour. I don't want evil in my book or in my life. I know it's out there but I'd rather not invite it in the door if I can help it.

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him. (Buddha)

1 comment:

Sharon said...

My dear friend we are all judged by our intent. Yours is good. Rest assured you are protected. I have no doubt in my mind.