Your body and mind are your centering tools. Be centered. Set your feet when you feel your body is balanced. Breathe deeply. Enjoy the balanced state and the physicality of it. Concentrate. Practice getting the physical parts centered and stable.


Now transfer to centering the mind. The mind is a wandering element until you pull in invisible strings and hold it in place. Close your eyes and breathe in deeply. Talk to yourself in a calm centering tone. Tell yourself that you want to relax and learn something absolutely and purposefully in the direction of your needs. Your mind sets about changing the circumstances and relates to you a new qualitative prospect. Congratulations, how deeply you have centered.


When we talk about centering we move in a circle. You stand still, but your internal motions go circular. Once you realize you have circular thoughts they become so much more relevant. What if you pulled from your center all that you can and let the contents dribble from top to bottom? You would see a pool a reflective, inspirational pool of yourself. Never before have you centered through to the real purpose. The purpose once revealed is powerful and mesmerizing. You are happy with the attention you have given yourself.


Keep physically and mentally centered and you will progress beyond what you have ever before imagined. If you have pain, centering removes so much of it. Pain is washed away and lack of it is a reminder to stay centered as often as possible. The elevation in the middle is a new plane of existence and the newest revelation in your contemplative mind.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sandra Berman
    Jun 01, 2017 @ 12:25:55

    I was once described as scattered. That was by someone who looked at our handwriting and palms and said I was hot and basically not focused. He also looked at Norm’s writing and described him perfectly – remembers everything and knows much. I try to work on focusing, but even counting numbers from 1 to 100, by 20 my mind is on to other things. Nonetheless, I keep on trying. I loved the painting. Did you do it? It is really focused!


    • Sheila Clapkin
      Jun 04, 2017 @ 10:09:21

      I do not know much about the skill of a handwriting expert, but I truly believe the tis bits of conversation before the reading every occurs gives the expert an inside to your personality ahead of time. as far as the painting being mine, I cannot say for absolute certain. Read the comment top f yours. You have seen many of my paintings and e have discussed the use of
      Adobe Photoshop to change, usually enhance the painting or collage. My question remains, can you call it yours if you have enhanced it using a photoshop program??? After all his is
      2017???? Let me know here about this question. What do you think.


  2. Sally Sacon
    Jun 01, 2017 @ 12:47:08

    Hi Sheila, it’s Sally from Book Forum! Did you paint/draw/create that image? I love it! Tell me about it. I love reading your blog too, whenever you post. Keep ’em coming!


  3. Sheila Clapkin
    Jun 04, 2017 @ 09:55:37

    Is the painting mine on the post?

    Dear Sally,
    Perhaps, but I will not take the credit on this one and surely want to tell you I have made a tracing path to it and still do not now for certain. I thought it was like the others, but now I am stumped.

    I have used a program called PSE Photo Shop Element.s

    You can use a filter program on some of your paintings and collages and they will fluff up, pinch up, crystalize swirl etc. and many artistic changes can occur making a different result every time.Filter adjustments and light adjustments make a different looking finished copy all together.

    SO with great thought I will not claim this beauty as mine, but it is in my folder.
    I will be thrilled to show you classroom results from using thePhotoshopElements with children. Go for it. What a wonder when you review the results of the changes, yet still capturing the essence and the beauty of the piece..

    I do want to ask…if one uses a program to enhance their work, can one still call it your/their work? You/they created it? I wonder. GREAT question. I will get the answer, you will tool

    Thank you for reading thank you for asking and thank you, just thank you.



  4. Patty
    Jul 01, 2017 @ 10:30:44

    Despite the use of programs, you are still the artist who initiated this work. Of course it is yours! Think of the program as just another medium to enhance your creation. Your joy in the results shows how it is an extension of your creative spirit.


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