I’m in the right place at the right time doing the right things.

When have you last captured that moment of knowing you were doing the right thing at the right time?

Recently I’ve come to understand the importance of knowing this phrase. It seems so simple yet also so full of wisdom. It’s an affirmation that Louise Hay put forth. In our modern life, we question all parts of the phrase. Am I doing the right thing? Doing enough? Am I in the place? And time? Time is a constant craziness in the modern world.

For me the ‘knowing’ that I was in the right place doing the right thing at the right time was not an “ah ha” moment, but an understanding that has evolved over time. I work. I paint. I’ve thought of renting a studio however I continue to paint in my home, which I know realize and cherish as my studio. I garden. And at times it’s overwhelming or frustrating when summer drought hits or insects attack a favorite plant. However, it’s still my cherished garden.

As I’ve matured in my thinking, my artistic skills and process have matured. I am kinder to myself and watch self-criticism which stifles creativity. I take the time to enjoy what I am painting or printing or drawing. My gardening skills have also matured; coming to understand there is a season for everything. As it states in Ecclesiastes 3, a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted. This reduces frustration and allows me to appreciate every miracle that takes place in my garden.

I’ve also come to understand that my job and work away from the studio and garden is also part of my creative process, allowing me time away and space to reflect. Guess you could say I’m in the right place at the right time doing the right things.

1 comment

  • Very lovely post, Robert.

    Thank you.


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