How to not mind mindfulness

Here I sit, wondering why I feel so on edge, so anxious. After all, I am reading through an extensive archive of mindfulness quotes. These are quotes written by sages, masters, gurus and coaches reminding me how to be calm, how to find serenity, how to remain at peace, how to honor the present moment. […]

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Find your own way

Wild-eyed wonders about harnessing intent, a visionary artwork in The Wild-eyed wonders Collection for daily mindfulness practice through Artful Contemplation

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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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Moving eyes, still mind

We read the world with our eyes more than any other sense. Wandering through an artwork can be a meditation of the eyes, like walking a labyrinth in the visual fields of being.

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Invest in yourself

Artful Contemplation is about giving ourselves permission to peer into the great beyond with a sense of adventure and possibility, and where the impulse is felt strongest, to actually transgress the boundary and enter into the unknown. It is at this edge that we feel most alive, the edge where we sense there is more to us than meets the eye.

Investment in Artful Contemplation is giving yourself permission to peer into the great beyond with a sense of adventure and possibility And where the impulse is felt strongest, to actually transgress the boundary and enter into the unknown. It is at this edge that we feel most alive. It is at this edge where we sense there is more to us than meets the eye.

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Linger longer

Linger longer. The art of contemplation requires slowness, a slowing down from the usual pace of daily doings.

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Peer in, reach far

Peer in, reach far. The artist’s effort is that of continuously falling into the gap of unknowing. Buy this intricate artwork for daily mindfulness.

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Mindfulness practice through training trees

Like daily mindfulness practice, training a bonsai tree is high-risk artistry.

Mindfulness practice, like bonsai training, can be viewed as an artistic representation of our true nature – and requires daily doing over an extended period of time. But this should not be too daunting when we contemplate that art is a special kind of doing – one that is best approached in a non-competitive spirit, in a state of curiosity and contemplation, with senses attuned, and heart wide-open.

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