Sunday, 4 October 2015

Meditative sketching, autumn colors

Sketching & art journaling is fun, meditative, peaceful,  and gives idea`s that makes the creativity bloom........;)

To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinar ily quiet, still; but if I think I am going to ac hieve stillness at some future date, I have destroye d the possibility of stillness. It is now or never.
—Jiddu Krishnamurti

Meditation begins now, right here. It can’t begin someplace else or at some other time. To paraphrase the great Zen master Dogen, “If you want to practice awareness, then practice awareness without delay.” 
If you wish to know a mind that is tranquil and clear, sane and peaceful, you must take it up now. If you wish to free yourself from the frantic television mind that runs our lives, begin with the intention to be present now. 
Nobody can bring awareness to your life but you. Meditation is not a self-help program—a way to better ourselves so we can get what we want. Nor is it a way to relax before jumping back into busyness. It’s not something to do once in awhile, either, whenever you happen to feel like it. 

Instead, meditation is a practice that saturates your life and in time can be brought into every activity. It is the transformation of mind from bondage to freedom. 

 Meditation is very simple. Yet it requires time, energy, determination, and discipline. Most people think of meditation as a special, relaxed state of mind—one that we maintain for extended periods of time and, with practice, stray from only occasionally.

 In meditation, we are aware of the frequent wandering of our mind and bring it back, over and over, to the movement of the breath, to the posture of the body, and to itself.We repeatedly return to body, mind, and breath. This activity, though simple, is not easy. It takes diligence to return again and again to what is taking place, without falling into distraction or agitation or mental dullness.

 The miracle of meditation is to taste the peach and know it directly. Meditation is about awareness, not about getting something. If you think about what you’re getting from this moment, you’re not in this moment.

We cannot put off living until we are ready. The most salient characteristic of life is its urgency, “here and now” without any possible postponement. Life is fired at us pointblank. 
—José Ortega y Gasset 

And don’t forget—forever is always now. 
—Josh Baran 

“Every season has its own art and the art of autumn is to bewitch the people!” 
― Mehmet Murat ildan

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