States of suspension

Nature provides abundant opportunities for slowing down and settling in. Meditating on wave action invites states of suspension and timelessness.

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Silence

Silence is a quality of mind and way of being. Quietly contemplate this intuitive artwork in its distillation of natural form and color.

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Untamed perception

One can say that our movement is seeing, hearing, feeling, our movement is perception. Jerzy Grotowski Something can speak to us through the rain, wind, rivers, through space itself. When you work outside, this opens your perception and you enter into another understanding of your place in relation to the world. Cuesta The lover of […]

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Pay heed to the hidden

To heed is to pay careful attention, to attend to and take possession of. According to Gaston Bachelard, a creature in hiding is simply preparing for a sudden outburst, an explosion of being.

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Mindfulness practice through training trees

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

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.

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