A gather of local ladies came together on Sunday to re-visit or visit for the first time, the peaceful, mental quiet of colouring in for themselves. It has been about 5 years since I ran a colouring group. It was back when scientists were talking about the benefits of it for mental and emotional well-being. It’s still all true by the way.
The ladies reported enjoying the experience, unaware time flew past as they simply coloured and chatted as they wanted to. That is the other nice thing about coming together in a group to do it: people forget to be self-conscious with the people around them.
I am always astounded by the tranquility that arrives and how everyone settles into long periods of quiet and focus without even trying. Meditative calm and internal peaceful feelings can be that easy to find.
‘Aha’ moments occurred as ladies realised that lines only looked coloured over when they were by themselves. When the page was coloured around it, the ‘transgressions’ were simply part of the whole and somehow belonged. Ladies chose images that somehow matched where they found themselves right now. We found out at the end when I described what the feeling and idea that happened when I was drawing each of the images.
It really can be that simple.
My Aha for the day was to deal with the look of myself in the videos the coordinator took and shared. It is what it is.
Thanks go to Taylor of the Women of Woodford and surrounds for organising the event and sharing it among her group. Such a wonderful way to spend a rainy Spring morning in Woodford.
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