Monday, October 18, 2010

Creating Your Day the Happy Way

Wedges with an Edge © 2010 Amy Hillenbrand
12 x 12 Oil Painting on Canvas

Last time I wrote, I left you with my strategy of not starting your day with getting on the computer, which got me to thinking.  What would be a great way to start my day?  Well I got my answer today, just popped into the old' noggin. Love when that happens. Ask a question and Voilà, get the answer. It was something I had been doing, but kinda forgot about.

I can't claim it as my idea, it comes from the movie What the Bleep Do We Know? So many great concepts in that movie, but one that stands out in my mind is Dr. Joe Dispenza relating how he starts his day. Here is a little part of it: 
"I wake up in the morning, and I consciously create my day the way I want it to happen. Now, sometimes, because my mind is examining all the things that I need to get done, it takes me a little bit to settle down, and get to the point, of where I'm actually intentionally creating my day. But here's the thing."
"When I create my day, and out of nowhere, little things happen that are so unexplainable, I know that they are the process or the result of my creation. And the more I do that, the more I build a neural net, in my brain, that I accept that that's possible. Gives me the power and the incentive to do it the next day."
That is part of the quote that was in the movie. I have my own version. It is really fun to play with this concept and it's quite magical. If you don't have your own version you can download Joe's version  here. I will often create my day the night before, right before I go to sleep. Try it Mikey, you might like it. I know, I know I'm dating myself.


  1. EXACTLY what I needed to read this morning Amy! Love all your shoe paintings... now, "stop looking and start doing," she said to herself!

  2. Love watching you create inspiring days and a beautiful world of shoe paintings!!! Love this!

  3. Beautiful job on those ruffles! The look like soft suede...not the easiest thing to portray.

    Love that movie! Such a positive way to start the day. Thanks for the reminder...I need a refresher viewing.

  4. Amy, I love your painting, and I love your message! Both, are so inspiring, as always! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful art, and beautiful thoughts!

  5. I love this painting and your others too! Nice idea, create your day - I'm going to try it!