Up until a few moments ago I thought that my recent endeavor to do ink paintings was just another distraction. However there is a lesson even here that I am beginning to learn. Karma, cosmic consciousness, whatever you want to call it is well represented by the ink and paper. The ink could care less how you "want" things to be. The ink has no concept of forgiveness. It is just ink and will behave like ink. Reality is like this, causation is like this.
Right concentration required.