"ROSES IN ANTIQUE PITCHER"
Painting #410 of 1181 Oil on Linen (24"x 20") Painted in July, 1997 SOLD
"Another painting I found on a CD this summer. Renditions Fine Art Gallery in Indianapolis sold this painting the same year."Quote from ADAM JAMES Friday, July 18, 2014
"Children are naturally happier because they don't care what others think of them. They can play, laugh, be themselves, and be connected to their souls without a single worry or fear of what others think of them. This is freedom. Freedom creates happiness, joy and bliss. Freedom from the opinions of others creates tremendous joy.
You can gain this freedom by understanding that most people are too absorbed by their own thoughts and realities to really care what you do. While you care what others think about you, others think about what you care about them. I find this funny.
You can escape the trap of caring what other people think of you by shifting your focus from what others think about you, to what YOU think about THEM.
Also realize that the only reason people judge you negatively or criticize you is because something you're doing is bringing up resentment or jealousy or limiting beliefs in them. When you do something that upsets someone else, it has nothing to do with you. It's their problem. It's a problem with their insecurities.
Everyone knows that the reason you think negatively about others is because you think negatively about yourself. The world is your mirror. When others think negatively of you, or judge you poorly, or criticize you, it's a matter of their own insecurity. Secure people do not think negatively of others.
So do whatever you want, be yourself, allow your true nature to be expressed, and if anyone has a problem, realize that it has nothing to do with you but rather their own insecurities.
This level of liberation from others' opinions will open up infinite doors for you.
Intending your highest good,