Drawing as Koan - Drawing as Meditation

Drawing as Koan - Drawing as Meditation

Mindful writing about mindful drawing. In this short, poem-like, piece of mindful writing, I've attempted to describe what mindful drawing means to me, and what my process is about. I'm pretty good with words, but trying to describe a non-verbal, and often non-dual experience with the duality of language, of object and subject is a difficult, though very enjoyable challenge, in itself. Perhaps that's why I got so fascinated with the fact that drawing is both a verb and a noun. Anyway, I thought I'd share it here to mark the half-way point of the January 2018 Mindful Drawing 30 Day Challenge, and would love to hear how you experience mindful drawing too... if you can find some words for it.

Watching Shadows Meditation - a poem and video

Watching Shadows Meditation - a poem and video

Meditation is not
a feat

or a miracle. 
It is simply
sitting
watching shadows
until
there is
no watcher, 
or watching, only
flutter and
whisper
filling space.

Listening - a poem meditation

Listening - a poem meditation

A listening meditation  Ask yourself, quietly, gently, patiently... Am I listening? Drop these words into the silence. Wait for the responsive stillness of the body. Am I listening? Wait quietly. Without straining. Hang there in the space between the words. Suspend everything but this. Listening is always a waiting. Am I listening?