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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Clear your mind (part 3)

Find illumination through contemplating the intuitive artwork, A leap to reverence, and the insights offered by Ted Falconar on creative intelligence.

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Clear your mind (part 1)

What is the purpose of mindfulness? How do you clear your mind to enter a state of creative rapture? Artful Contemplation (in four parts) offers insight.

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The unfolding

Not all action needs to be acted upon. Some action needs us to be mindful, to be moved – to be present to an unfolding that exceeds our capacity to control it.

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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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Follow the silence

Follow the silence of intuitive art as a daily mindfulness practice.

Follow the silence. Practice simple daily mindfulness through the Artful Contemplation of intuitive artworks. Subscribe to receive a daily reminder.

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Pause. Breathe.

Pause. Breathe. Remember that our breath is always with us, as is our awareness. Mindful breathing and mindful looking are tools that can be easily integrated in daily life.

Pause. Breathe. Remember that our breath is always with us, as is our awareness. Mindful breathing and mindful looking are tools that can be easily integrated in daily life.

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Settle down, settle in.

Our need for stillness, silence and personal sanctuary increases in proportion to the speed, intensity and sociability of our lives. Like any mindfulness practice, Artful Contemplation offers us the opportunity to slow down, settle in, pay attention and appreciate what is right before us.

Our need for stillness, silence and personal sanctuary increases in proportion to the speed, intensity and sociability of our lives. Like any mindfulness practice, Artful Contemplation offers us the opportunity to slow down, settle in, pay attention and appreciate what is right before us.

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