Painting is like meditating for me. In deep meditation, I can let my mind go beyond the daily discriminative thoughts and emotions and reach a more meaningful and beautiful image of life. When I am very focused on my painting, I start seeing things more clearly.
Our thought is like water running in every direction. But just as water, when channelized, becomes powerful, so it is with our minds.
—The Dalai Lama
The painting above was commissioned by my sister Marie. She is a geriatric Doctor practicing hypnosis with her patients as a way to help manage pain. The painting hangs in her office where the image helps patients to channel their minds.