I'm delighting in all the rage over adult coloring books and how therapeutic they are to so many, like myself, who have gotten a lot of joy out of revisiting their childhood pasttime of simply coloring. As a teenager, I remember coloring during high school lunch break under the trees with Barbara Attwell-Ritter and we were considered weird or possibly on drugs. (It was the seventies). I've recently expanded my coloring efforts into intentional doodling as a form of meditational prayer, as illustrated and explained so perfectly by author and doodler, Sybil McBeth, in Praying In Color. As a lifelong desirer of meditation, but handicapped by a mind that has difficulty staying on a steady path, my rabbit-trailed thought patterns have been thoroughly addressed with this wonderful new praying method. So, next time you're waiting at the car wash, the dentist's office, or bustling airport terminal, start doodling. Then, add someone's name that pops into your head, or a situation that you're dealing with or will be dealing with. Circle it. Stripe it. Polka Dot it. Curly Q it. Make it lovely or make it a monster that it might be. I'll bet you'll find an answer to a problem, help mend a breaking heart, or plant some hopeful seeds on the page. Doodling could become your next therapy session. Don't dawdle...Doodle! ~Live creatively!
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