In the silence

Words are so powerful. They provide a means of shared communication and personal expression. But they can also lead to confusion, dissension and deflection. And of course they are culturally loaded.

Words are so powerful. They provide a means of shared communication and personal expression. But they can also lead to confusion, dissension and deflection. And of course they are culturally loaded.

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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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More than a moment

More than a moment. “Is a picture made in a single moment? No, it is built up piece-by-piece, just like a house. And the spectator—is his looking done in a single moment?” (Paul Klee) Intuitive artwork for artful contemplation in honor of Slow Art Day.

Slow Art Day takes place on Saturday 6 April this year. So this week we’ll be posting one of our intuitive artworks daily in honor of lingering longer, and finding deep contemplation, through art. Join us in this space of mindful co-creativity.

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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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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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In the twinkle of an eye

Curiosity and contemplation are the twin fuels of life. Artful Contemplation keeps our personal spark of curiosity alive and offers deep contemplation.

Pause. Notice your breathing. Pay attention to the chair you are sitting on. Now let your eyes wander. And let your mind wonder. Daily Artful Contemplation is a gentle reminder of our intrinsic capacity to explore the infinite realms of perception.

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