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On making time for things that matter to you

Recently I came across a lovely meditation technique espoused by a  Tibetan buddhist master Mingyur Rinpoche, who says that you can meditate even if you have only one minute.
I found the concept fascinating, practical, useful and enlightening.
Click HERE to watch him explain it.

If you think about it, it is actually about living in the moment, not thinking about yesterday, not worrying about tomorrow, instead to be fully present, now and here.

Of late, I have been doing that a LOT. I have been sketching from live subjects. (I am taking an online course ). When I sketch, it is almost a meditative experience. I forget about everything else.

Today i did one of the most detailed drawings I have ever done in my life. It took more than 3 hours.
Here's what I made:

 I am also sharing some of my other drawings:

Many people ask me how I get the time to do so much; Here's the thing---I believe that you always make time for that which you want to do. (I had also written a post on time management some years back)

If you like someone a lot, you will make time for them, no matter what. Same for things you love doing.
No matter what is going on, it is always possible to tweak your schedule a bit for things that matter most to you.

I have worked really hard for my 8th novel, and finally it is all done. Hence I am completely immersing myself in my art.

And oh yes, am taking a much deserved vacation too :)
Of course, I will share the pictures with you, and write about it. So stay tuned!

If you want to see updates, about my day, as and when they happen, you can follow me on snapchat; My id is preeti. shenoy.

Hope you have had a lovely weekend folks. I sure have !
Will post again soon.
Stay happy. Stay blessed.
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  1. Beautiful sketches ma'am 5 years of being your fan i'm still surprised by the many talents you have and you Excell in all of them

  2. That was a wonderful piece of advice about Meditation madam.. thanks to you....

  3. Wowwa woww. How can u be so creative in many aspects! Hats off and a bow to ur work in these sketches. I used to sketch in black directly, but urs is just ammmazing. Do u mind sharing the online class details? I've always been able to picturise things but felt hiccups to explain or express them in words. Would love to print things on my mind ;)

  4. Lovely sketches Preeti! Looking forward to seeing more. Will definitely check out the meditation video. Thanks & have a wonderful vacation!

  5. Lovely sketches... looking forward to your new novel and have a great vacation Preeti...
    take care

  6. those are lovely sketches :D beautiful!!

  7. Loved the sketches,especially the first one.So much detailing!just amazing! You are so multi talented and congrats on the completion of 8th book!!

  8. Loved the sketches,especially the first one.So much detailing!just amazing! You are so multi talented and congrats on the completion of 8th book!!

  9. Kudos! Lovely sketches! Waiting for your next novel.

  10. Amazing sketches! I am a huge fan of your art and poetry! Enjoy your well deserved break!

    I give myself quiet time every single day. Even my kids know that they need to be silent during that time. It is so therapeutic.

  11. Amazing Ma'am...I remeber the word CARPE DIEM....


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