Look while leaping

There is no other path but the path beneath your feet. When we leap while we look (rather than looking before we leap) we become intuitive – trusting our innate capacity to work with what comes our way without trying to predict and control the outcome of every move.

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Nurture your nature

Our unique nature may require a timing and rhythm of evolution that does not fit in with the status quo. We may also learn from the timing of others.

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What you see is what you get

Linger longer. Peer in. Dive in. Tune in. Turn in. The slow looking of Artful Contemplation offers the opportunity to see things afresh, from many sides.

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Captured states

State Capture, digital artwork by self-taught South African artist Lanon Carl Prigge from The Mind the Matrix Collection (2019). South Africa is a land of great contrast. The microcosm and the macrocosm reflect each other in this contrast. The environment ranges from snow-capped mountains to lush subtropical coastline, sandy desert to thorny savanna, verdant winelands […]

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Pernicious paradox

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.
Nothing to change, no-one to chide.
Both warming and cooling,
Freedom and constraint.

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A labor of love

What is the purpose of art today? When can art be said to “work well”? The question is not one of aesthetics, but rather of value.

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Enter the mystery

Mindfulness practice requires spontaneous discipline, playful sobriety and active letting go. Then we can enter and dwell in the mystery.

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Before your very eyes

What happens when people you know well, things you hold dear, places you frequently visit, start dissolving before your very eyes?

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Born a genius

The Romans believed that individuals were born with a guiding spirit. It was termed a ‘genius’ from the Latin gignere meaning ‘to give birth’ or ‘bring forth’.

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The Unspoken

The artist who enters the vision, enters always, blind, deaf and dumb; stripped and humbled before the infinite mystery.

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