“The chatter is what’s the matter . . .”

Don’t you agree?

The chatter in our head is often the only thing holding us back from happily giving sketching a try, or anything else for that matter. That sweet little brain of ours is trying so hard to keep us from harm, yet it often derails our joy as well. We can know it’s doing that, but dang, how do we intervene and get beyond all those counter-productive cautionary thoughts?

I’m about to tell you the secret right now. (This will be a short blog post to read, but a long one to watch. Might be a good time to put the kettle on.)

A few weeks ago a good friend of mine, Dave Fry, asked if he could interview me about my new book, especially as it relates to a philosophy Dave and I share. Over the past forty-eight years this understanding has gone by many names: Innate Resilience, Health Realization, Inside-Out Understanding, but most often it’s called the Three Principles.

I came across the Three Principles (3Ps) over a decade ago, and must admit I was a very slow learner. The problem was that I kept trying to figure it out intellectually, and when finally “the penny dropped,” the understanding became profoundly simple. I burst out laughing, it was like finally getting the punch line of a joke I had heard my whole life. Anyone who talks about the 3Ps invariably starts using metaphors, because images are the best description. (Right up my alley, ya think?)

I won’t ruin the surprise, but rather I invite you to enjoy this 65-minute video when you get the chance. I confess, Dave could hardly get a word in edgewise. You see, watercolor, sketching, and the Three Principles are my hands-down favorite things in life, including chocolate. That’s how delicious and life-affirming they each are for me. I hope you’ll get a taste of it by watching this, and as always, I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below. Enjoy!

Here is the link (for some reason it starts 21 minutes into it, so “rewind” to the beginning!), and here’s a secret garden entrance to sit by while you listen.

(Near Stagshaw Garden, Ambleside, on Windermere, UK. Watercolor by yours truly.)

About Bobbie Herron

I live surrounded by watercolor brushes and paints, fountain pens, sketchbooks, and journals- often wanting more than anything to write and paint at the same time. If you like what you're reading, feel free to share it with others. If you see something that needs correction, please let me know. Thanks for visiting!
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2 Responses to “The chatter is what’s the matter . . .”

  1. Christine Warren says:

    Where do I go to post a review of your book?

    On Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 8:34 AM Aloft with Inspiration wrote:

    > Bobbie Herron posted: ” Don’t you agree? The chatter in our head is often > the only thing holding us back from happily giving sketching a try, or > anything else for that matter. That sweet little brain of ours is trying so > hard to keep us from harm, yet it often derails our jo” >

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    • Thanks Christine, I appreciate it! Amazon is the best place, but they only publish reviews if the reviewer is a regular Amazon customer. Goodreads.com is another great place to leave a review, and to get leads on other books as well of course. I should know more places than these two, I am enjoying writing and sketching more than marketing, can you tell? 🙂

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