[Yoga Drawing] — Inner Digging Project (1) – SURRENDER

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# “ You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection ”  ― Siddhārtha Gautama

# “ Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself. ” ―  Harvey Fierstein

My Yoga Drawing works will be kept posting here and this work ” SURRENDER ” was done in these 3 days after doing yoga and some inner dance . Lot of reflection about self-worth ,not being good enough during and after making this art work….

Self – Worth

# “ Your problem is you’re… too busy holding onto your unworthiness.”  – Ram Dass

# “ That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending – performing. You get to love your pretence. It’s true, we’re locked in an image, an act – and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it, they feel like you’re trying to steal their most precious possession. ”
― Jim Morrison

Taiwanese family, society , textbooks and educational system taught us being good girls/boys ,obeying authorities without questioning anything , avoiding conflicts with people and considering for others first since we were little.…However, Ladygeco grew up in a very conservative and strict Hakka family in a countryside. So what I’ve learned since little was even worse: obeying,tolerating and wearing masks to be a humble/polite person even full of anger……. Intriguingly enough, whatever I’ve learned since little were all got challenged in overseas travelling and volunteering. Suffering makes one growing up and understanding self-worth more and more.


Am I Not Good Enough?  Who is really watching ?

# “ Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her. ”  – Lao-Tz

# “ I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it. ” – Johnny Depp

The thought of ” not being good enough ” was like a mantra accompanying Ladygeco since a little girl. Travelling, yoga, drawing , reading and all the friends I met on the journey helped me unlock and see who Ladygeco really is inside. i am grateful with all these experience. A rainbow like butterfly will come out from hard – covered cocoon,eventually!!

I surrender towards the unknown and universe with gratitude.

 

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