Monday, January 6, 2014


The drawing above, an old one dug out from one of my sketchbooks, was supposed to be complete for a new-year blog post, however a really bad cold and the tightest possible deadline for what seems to be the most difficult illustration ever has put a hold on it.

Instead I'd like to share this beautiful quotation with you -

The peace that we are looking for is not peace that crumbles
as soon as there is difficulty or chaos. Whether we are seeking inner peace
or global peace or a combination of the two, the way to experience it is to build
on the foundation of unconditional openness to all that arises. Peace isn’t an experience free of challenges, free of rough and smooth, it’s an experience that is expansive enough to include all that arises without feeling threatened.
~ Pema Chodron

I wish each one of you reading this, a peaceful 2014 and the time and resources to do what you really love.

My prayer for 2014


Nancy said...

Thank you for these wonderful words!

I wish you a very happy, healthy, joyous, peaceful new year, Priya!

Julie said...

Wise words...
A beautiful year to you Priya and I hope you vanquished your cold!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Priya, your illustration perfectly depicts Peace. so gentle and fine and delicate. Such beautiful lines.
Thank you for sharing it. The very best to you.

pRiyA said...

I am so glad those words about Peace touched a chord with you lovely ladies as they did with me.
Thank you for taking the time to come over and wish me :)

ArtPropelled said...

.... without feeling threatened ... yes, that is so important. A lovely new years message, thanks Priya. Your lady is so serene. A fine illustration for Pema's quote.

pRiyA said...

My pleasure to share this drawing and Pema's quote Robyn. Yes, it was those exact same words that struck a chord with me too.