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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Full of emptiness

The empty space of the mindful artist is the only space that is not colonized. It is the seedbed from which anything can grow. It is full of emptiness.

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The still point

Stillness of body is not the defining feature of mindfulness – rather it is our capacity to touch the stillness and silence that resides at the centre of each of us.

Stillness of body is not the defining feature of mindfulness – rather it is our capacity to touch the stillness and silence that resides at the centre of each of us.

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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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