Hope Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune–without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That kept so many warm. I’ve heard it in the chillest land, And […]Read More hope, feathers and nests
Recently I came across the Contemplative Photography movement, which incorporates Buddhist mindfulness practice with Western ways of seeing the world. Contemplative Photography practice is based on holding an intention of learning to look and see through a lens of nonattachment. Through practice, you begin to trust the gaps in discursive thought where clear seeing and […]Read More Slowly looking with the Buddhist “good eye”
“Ten times a day something happens to me like this – some strengthening throb of amazement – some good sweet empathic ping and swell. This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness.” ― Mary Oliver The most treasured moments are […]Read More
“When you pay attention to your dreams, you inhabit a much larger part of your soul.” – Robert Bosnak In his book Embodiment: Creative Imagination in Medicine, Art and Travel, Robert Bosnak, writes about how images are embodied by the dreamer. He views dream images as places of emotion, or as image environment ecosystems in […]Read More Hurrying Slowly
“I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.” Vincent Van Gogh. In his book Dream Tending: Awakening to the healing power of Dreams, Dr. Stephen Aizenstat writes that dream images are like characters in a story. Dream images give meaning to our life’s story, just as characters in novels give meaning to the […]Read More Art and Dreaming
Whats the connection between horses, teachers and artists? Creatively foraging and found Artist Bruce Nauman sharing his thoughts on You Tube. One interesting point he makes is that good teachers get right to the difficult spots, just like good artists go right to the difficult parts in whatever medium they work in.Read More teachers, artists and horses. about learning to pay attention.
What do we actually see? Dr. Jordan Peterson’s inspiring ideas about following “what shines forth” Creatively Foraging on You Tube.Read More creating what matters