1. Ted Talk on the 100 day project which I’m currently doing on creativity, you can follow it on my instagram page @taranjeetkaur_art. I knew when I started I should have been more specific like Mina Liu’s self portraits or Katie’s painted postcards though I feel I’m still finding my feet in the creative world, I enjoy the process of painting, drawing, writing, photography and making video. Perhaps through exploring all kinds of creativity and creative living I will find one thing for a next 100 day project.
2. The quote ‘Life beings at the end of your comfort zone’ is blowing me away. It got me thinking more about my comfort zone, in fact I didn’t even want to think about that zone let alone what is in it! Sharing in other forms other than writing are there, audio and video definitely a block to get through. I found out swimming in lakes is an exciting opportunity for me and totally out of Singh’s comfort zone!
3. This led me to find a Ted Talk by Bill Eckstorm where he shares growth rings and these words that have stuck with me:
‘What makes you comfortable can ruin you, only in a state of discomfort can you continue to grow’.
4. My artist date where I just went with the flow all day and finished it off by watching Lady in a van. Do you ever feel that you watch something exactly when you were supposed to? Some of the motifs in it such as the way the writer was in ‘two minds’ I can relate to a lot.
5. Time with a friend waking in nature, talking with others on spirituality and getting involved with Seva (selfless service). This is the same friend that a few days earlier we booked a camping trip together for a few weeks time!
6. The day after my chest HURT to breathe and eat, I wrote about the blessings of being ill here.
7. I had two wonderful days with my Singh (my man) where we shopped for camping items, he showed me how to push off and breathe under water in the pool, we ate a lot of pizza and ice cream. We put up a canopy in the garden and read, I called it our ‘staycation’ and he really took to the word. We watched Into the Wild (a brilliant true story of adventure), walked in the woods and he played the Vaja showing me the basics of an instrument I listen to a lot and have yet to learn to play.
8. We met up with a friend of mine Hari who sweetly invited us for tea in his garden, I drank green tea and listened to his story of how inspiration makes a good leader, to use money as a tool and the pillars of having a social life and spiritual life are of equal importance.
9. I did the 62 minute version on Kirtan Kriya! (Sa Ta Na Ma). It settled my stomach cramps, it’s known to be great for hormones and the 34 minute version is more doable daily, it also gave me energy and inspiration to think clearly and write fully that evening.
10. Watching and writing notes along to Nanak Naam’s video on the secret of success.