Monday, June 13, 2011

Abstract Horse Painting by Texas Contemporary Artist Laurie Pace, ESCAPE

The Escape
18 x 27 inches of thick Holbein Duo Oils.

The gorgeous chunky contemporary horse painting brings together all 
the elements in nature blurred about the horses as they run.
I finished this painting too late to make the trip to Santa Fe so it is available from me right now.  Email me if you are interested.

      © Laurie Justus Pace    Graphics One Design 1998-2011


Do you ever think about 'escaping' from a situation when you begin to feel uncomfortable or you are ready to NOT be there?  That could include relationships as well as situations.  Have you ever tried to escape yourself?

We all have our inadequacies.  We feel we are not good enough, or pretty or handsome enough, or our feet are too big or we are not good enough to snag that better job with more pay.  We limit ourselves all the time.   We measure social success and financial success and when we fall in the bottom it just reaffirms what we have felt.. that we are simply not good enough.  We seem to have this inborn sense of discontent of who we are and what our lack of gifts seems to be.  We may have the drive and the incentive to complete things but we never seem to see results that prove us to be worthy. This is the human condition of insecurity. NOBODY escapes this. Our self-centeredness keeps us focused inward on ourselves. Always it is our attempt to meet the needs of our ego. We become slaves to those needs and all of our energy is devote to what we feel we are missing in our lives.

ESCAPE... now is the time to re-frame this and begin your escape. It is time to say goodbye to the squirrel cage you are running.  The goodbye has to precede a hello. Are you ready to try it? You must say goodbye to your old habits and your old ways of thinking, your aversions and attractions, your egoism and your pride.  Don't forget your preconceived thoughts of failure as well as the years of conditioning based on fears and hopes. Time to say goodbye.  These are patterns of thinking and behavior that God does not want for us. Our human nature keeps us on that treadmill behavior. 

To escape you must be ready to say goodbye and recognize and admit to yourself you must stop thinking in this way.  Step back from situations and thoughts and look from the outside in. Stay detached and impartial if you can. As you begin to view your behavior patterns you will learn to accept them and heal with positive change. Insecurities will no longer hold you. You said your goodbyes.  Allow yourself to just be you...nothing else. JUST YOU. 

Now say hello to a new awareness and the beginning of a new relationship with yourself through God.  Keep everything based on peace and calm.  Praying to God and spending time speaking to Him is a positive way to relearn good thinking patterns. You are never alone if you are a believer. God is with you at every breath in everything you do.

Stop running.  God is the way.


“If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”” Luke 11:13 NIV

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Laurie, what an unexpected lift to find your words about Escape and God's love. Thank you. I know you are right and know that God's plan for each of us is to uncover our gifts and use them to bring his light to the world. Thank you.

And I was just looking for a horse painting for my living room...Horses do seem to embody freedom of spirit, which is what I want for a centerpiece.