Today, my friend Maria and I painted stars on the walls of the Meditation room. The paint is silvery. Sparkly. Etheric. Maria’s an artist. I am not. So we practiced a bit on some cardboard. We laughed. We practiced until it felt easy. Fluid. We made a swooping splash of stars around the doorway. They trailed across the wall of sky. Then we painted another trail across the adjacent piece of sky. We kept switching places, because our styles were quite different. Maria taught me to step back and just look. This was a great lesson for me. I tend to dive in and hold my breath until a project’s finished, not looking at the big picture until it’s over and too late to change anything. But she reminded us both to stop, observe, see where it was headed and how we liked that. It gave us the space to ponder things and decide where we wanted to take this project. I’m going to practice this “stepping back” more in other aspects of my life too. I love the results. I also loved the process. Thank you Maria!