Painting With Faith

Breathe…” I nudge myself gently “And let it flow…

My world is slowly shifting in a way that I didn’t see coming. It’s been slow and steadily changing.

Of course my first reactions were to secure and double check the fortress I build surrounding myself. Just to make sure that I’m safe within.

But as I plan to fall in love with myself this year, I decided to take that leap of faith and opened up a window. Yes, still a window…but it was enough for now as I got to look outside the thick cold walls.

What I see makes me smile, makes me laugh, makes me forget that I suppose to ‘toughen it up’ for a little while.

Then I began to share my stories. My pain, my battles, my demons. Stories untold just flow out like a broken dam, they were unfiltered, overflowing. It was raw and honest and as real as the tears shed behind every words.

Just like a pro, I would push it away. Try to scare it away when I feel it was getting way too close for comfort. With every brick that was crushed by its persistence, I quickly jumped and try to mold a new one. But the force is steadily coming. Gently…softly…

These bricks are starting to crumble on its own. Yes, it scares the hell out of me but the breeze of fresh air brushing up caressing my face and my soul feels so good after all these times. The warmth of the sun kissing my skin feels so right. For once I can shed my mask and be who I really am.

Maybe it’s true…

It’s like we are painting. We picked what colors to chose. Patience will be required as we put different colors, different strokes, different shapes on the empty new blank canvas. And when the time comes, we could take a few steps back to marvel at how painting with faith can morph into something beautiful.

So, I’m going to paint…painting with faith.


This is my Stream of Consciousnesses with the awesome All.Things.Fadra.

Picture from: Dreamstime Free Stock Photos




Lifestyle and travel blogger, founder of Single Moms Indonesia on a quest of finding joy in everyday life and living life to the fullest with kindness, compassion, grace and a bit of sass.

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    • Maureen
      January 30, 2012 / 10:13 pm

      I am healing, Fadra. And it is an exciting new beginning. Thanks you awesome you! 😀

  1. January 30, 2012 / 1:18 am

    Oh wow, I love this, this is so beautifully written,
    I’m so glad I didn’t miss this post.
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    • Maureen
      January 30, 2012 / 10:13 pm

      Dankjewel, Mirjam!
      You’re so sweet thank you for stopping by.

  2. January 30, 2012 / 1:40 am

    I’m new to your blog, but love what I found here. So glad you posted so I could find you. I hope you figure out what you need to figure out. It sounds like you are well on your way. Happy to be here and meeting you.
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    • Maureen
      January 30, 2012 / 10:14 pm

      Hi Mary, thank you for your kind words or encouragements. I need to learn to trust myself again to embark on this new phase in my life and so far it’s been wonderful. So good to have you here 🙂

    • Maureen
      January 30, 2012 / 10:15 pm

      Thank you very much for always being supportive, my friend! So thankful for you 🙂

  3. January 30, 2012 / 4:04 am

    This post was uplifting – good for you! “Painting with faith” is the best way to put it. I’m glad you’re strong enough to share your enlightenment with the rest of the world.
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    • Maureen
      January 30, 2012 / 10:16 pm

      Thanks Nami 🙂 It’s a start of something and I’m going with the flow for now and trying to trust myself that I am doing what I want to.

  4. January 30, 2012 / 7:46 am

    Very beautifully written, lovely to read. Thank you for sharing.
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    • Maureen
      January 30, 2012 / 10:16 pm

      Thank you very much, Tanya 🙂

  5. January 30, 2012 / 8:42 am

    This was truly moving. I am inspired to see the healing that you have already accomplished, and so glad that I stumbled across your blog this week. Thank you for sharing, it gives me faith that my own journey can be as successful.
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    • Maureen
      January 30, 2012 / 10:18 pm

      Hi Ashlee, thank you so much for your kind words. It hasn’t been easy but it’s a process that’s for sure. I wish you nothing but the best in your own journey.

  6. January 30, 2012 / 1:05 pm

    What a beautiful piece. So pleased to have found my way here via Fadra’s SOC Sunday. There is great dignity, and loveliness in new beginnings. Letting in the light is the first delicious step – I send my wishes that much happiness follows what has already begun.
    Be well, and seek the sun always.

    • Maureen
      January 30, 2012 / 10:20 pm

      Thank you Jen. Your words are so beautiful and I agree with you. The wonderfulness of a new beginnings really are exciting. Thank you so much for your kind words. You really made my day 🙂

  7. January 31, 2012 / 1:35 am

    Beautiful. I wish you luck on your journey.

  8. January 31, 2012 / 9:16 am

    Simply and wonderfully beautiful. I love that you are falling in love with yourself this year. So inspiring.
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  9. January 31, 2012 / 10:53 pm

    This? stole my breath away.
    Tear those bricks down and let the sun in…see the beauty…feel it right down into your soul.
    Your journey is so inspiring.
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  10. February 1, 2012 / 12:58 am

    This is beautiful, Maureen. I love the images you’ve created here. Painting with faith. Just lovely.

  11. February 1, 2012 / 10:24 am

    Hi Maureen, this is such a poignant post and so beautifully written it took my breathe away. I’m touched by the honesty and openness that oozes from your writing and I’m so happy that you’re moving on with faith and strength. I believe everything will turn out beautifully in its time.
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  12. February 1, 2012 / 10:39 pm

    I am reading this over and over again. I love how you experience truth as a fresh breeze and the warmth of a sun’s kiss. Beautiful and honest. I wish you the best of everything this year of falling in love with yourself.
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  13. February 3, 2012 / 5:37 pm

    well you know i simply adore you so you should have no trouble falling in love with you. i’m so happy to see you in this place. i knew you’d get through it. i know it’s a struggle everyday, but you’re a wonderful woman and will make it!
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