Attitude is everything, plain and simple. Let me tell you a story.
When I lived in San Francisco, I had this boyfriend who dumped me. I was doing the usual crying sad thing when all of a sudden I had this realization that I could choose to be happy instead. I could in fact be super happy and have the greatest life as it was all dependent on me making my mind up to do so. How happy did I want to be? Really really happy and joyful. The second I thought that I felt this overwhelming sense of power.
If you are not dependent on your environment, then anything can happen and it will be ok. You could be sitting in a jail and be happy or your husband could just leave you with 12 kids and no money and you could be happy still. Your mind will obey you no matter what you tell it. That takes all the power of everybody else away and gives it back to you, where it belongs.It is your life so you should be in charge of how things are run in it. Your life is like a store. You can always get new inventory.
Anyway back to my story, I walked down the street happy as a lark and two things happened, I became strong in a new area , and I was a magnet for what happened next.
Everyone needs money to live and nobody wants to talk about it and how to get it. I have found that anything I do just for money turns out not to sell. If I think, “oh so so will love this and buy it,” I am wrong. To get money you have to not paint for money or write for money or do anything with that sole purpose in mind.
Now marketing what was already painted for love, that is something else. Marketing is just showing someone what you have. That is all. It is not persuading them to buy, or cajoling them or tricking them or even bothering them. THEY are just people who may or may not love what you do. They have to see it though as you want them to see it.
Wear it if it is clothes. hang it in your house if it is a painting. put it in a natural setting and they will love it too. Marketing is a gift. Y0u are sharing your special thing and that is not selfish, or money grubbing or anything else negative. It is sharing your loved thing and that is unselfish and pure. Marketing is pure love if you think of it rightly.
Looking out at the rolling hills and the lake and the sky this morning made me realize that there is nothing like space to make you spacey. We look too close at things when we are home. We look at only a few feet in front of us. There are building stopping the space from affecting out outlook and this has a negative effect on our perception of everything. Having miles and miles of space to look out puts problems in perspective and opens doors that were heretofore unavailable. Wind and sage perfumed air and sun also help clean out tunnel vision.Vision and Vista are pretty close together.
I had a friend once that had this amazing view of the sound and he told me that you get used to it and it has no effect anymore. That was good to know. I will never need to be jealous of anything. You just have to see new things a while and then move on and see something else. You don’t have to own it, You can borrow it and get just as much benefit out of it.
The best things in life really are free. Anyone can go see what I saw anytime. You just have to go to Soap Lake and there it is. forever and a day.