"Breathe"

16x20" acrylic on canvas painting — black female torso, sunflower head, and seven chakras in correct placement along the body

 

I created “Breathe” to represent one of the most important practices in my spirituality journey. Finding my center — balancing and rebalancing myself — isn’t always an easy task, especially in the midst of a tower moment or depressive episode. 

It’s easy to kick yourself when you’re already down, to look to the past and curse yourself for mistakes you’ve made that you think (in that moment) caused you to be so down on your luck in the first place, to look to the future and be terrified because you don’t know if you’re doing the right thing, or if you’re on the right path.

But when you’re able to remind yourself that, “This too shall pass,” and that yes, this may very well be one of the worst storms you’re fighting through, you’re able to see that life isn’t always going to be fun. And as much as it sucks, that’s just the way it is. 

I love sunflowers because even in the darkest of times, they always find themselves facing the sun. So I took on the name “The Sunflower Kam” because despite the Hell and high water I endured throughout most of my life, I am always able to rebalance and remind myself that no matter what I go through, no matter how hard it may get, I am here for a reason. 

So I just breathe. 

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