Saturday, November 21, 2009

I have been spending some time looking at the work from the last year or two. They teach me so much each time I look them. This one is "Manifest/Unmanifest". It reminds me of the primordial sea. There are times I try to make sense of the universe, as if simply being present isn't enough. Then that order, that control or grasping for it - finds its way into a landscape. As if I can imagine the world of absolute energy having a foreground and background, rather than a total expanse. And we float - and rise - and transform within our own realizations of life. Awareness is like that - if I am depicted as a rising container which I am within and without simultaneously - then I am both my personality and the spirit expanding beyond it.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Embrace Uncertainty

Expect the unanticipated - that is all that is certain.

Dave has these wonderful pithy sayings he shares, I learn so much. Sharing ideas about being present in the spaciousness of NOW, letting what is as it is written, observed and lived. It really does take a load off.

When we expect - we are either in the past/memory - or in the future/anticipation. Neither are real, both figments of constructed images. Our ideas appearing as real.

The freedom of not controlling. This is why I meditate sometimes - to be free. The movement of being still. And all of life expands. It is endless really. Love that place of no=mind. Large and free, ancient and all encompassing.

If I can maintain that peace of presence in my sessions with my clients and students, as I do in the studio, I have realized a great deal. Then I am purposeful in my breathing, and healing in my affect. And none of it probably matters. Though I am glad to bring what I can to those to who come to see me.

I learn so much from being alive.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Stillness Meditation

Invite moments of stillness into your life.

The answers are in the stillness.

Ask life - what purpose do you have for me?

Trust life - awaiting the right impulse with discernment is in the script.

Let go of naming, labeling.

Look through stillness not mind.

Find a different relationship to your world.

Breathe. Smile. Play the harmonica.