Here I sit, wondering why I feel so anxious, so on edge. After all, I am reading through an extensive archive of mindfulness quotes on a reputable website for mindfulness practice. These are quotes written by sages, masters, gurus and coaches reminding me how to be calm, how to find serenity, inviting me to remainContinue reading “How to not mind mindfulness”
A daily practice of mindfulness will support the artist to find the gentle courage and calm perseverance necessary to safely navigate unchartered realms.
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 to far-sweeping grasslands. There are 10 official national languages although over 35 indigenous languages are spoken on a dailyContinue reading “Captured states”
Can we invoke higher perceptions through a daily practice of contemplating art? Is this the time to appreciate art in a deep and intimate manner?
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Invest in yourself with Artful Contemplation and give 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.
Linger longer. The art of contemplation requires slowness, a slowing down from the usual pace of daily doings.
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.
To capture the intrinsic beauty of the weathered trees as they appear on the rocky crags of Japan, bonsai artists spend hours of effort on sustained nurturing of a single tree. The effort is not one of control or manipulation. It is an art of supporting a growth pattern that is already evident. It is implicit faith in, and patience with, the emergence of a unique spirit. It is a high-risk artistry requiring daily attention.
The artwork speaks in a language other than that of words, signs and icons, so the best is to immerse yourself in its metascape for deepened contemplation and personal realization.