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The Best Art Lesson I Ever Had

Last week I had the pleasure of sitting with Don Miguel Ruiz, the international best selling author of The Four Agreements. We came together for my upcoming project, “Twelve Global Visionaries in Twelve Months.” We spent a day at his home in San Diego. It was one of the most profound experiences of my art career and believe it or not, I received the best art lesson I’ve ever had.

Don Miguel would feel my moment of judgement or personal criticism as I drew his image. Sitting three feet away, he would stop me and say, “Look into my eyes, Robbi. Paint the love you have for me. Paint the love I have for you. Paint love.” This man, who loves humanity so deeply, taught me to paint from that enormous space of loving service. He told me to stop caring if it looked like him, but to just paint from love.

So I ask you, dear Friend, where in your life are you judging, criticizing, or allowing your mind to limit your experience? Where can you turn your attention to creating from a place of love? Where can you turn from criticism into love? As always, how we do anything is how we do everything. This is the reflection I am working through right now. I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Namaste, The spirit in me beholds the Spirit in you

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