A quiet Saturday morning with a gentle breeze coming through the window. My daughter is away on a trip and I am lazily sipping a cup of green tea and recharging from a busy week. This morning my cuppa is China green Xuan Yi, pronounced Schwan-Yee. It is strong for a green tea, with a hint of sweet nuttiness.
“Seek first to understand and then to be understood” I have been thinking about this phrase the last several days. It is the 5th Habit of 7 from the book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. I haven’t read the book yet but my life coach told me she had been thinking of this phrase in connection with me all week. So, now I am thinking about this phrase and what it means to me. In terms of my art, I think it speaks of discovering and connecting with the world around me first before creating my art. What do you think?