What can we learn by observing others communicate or relate, leaving the trace of a story arch as testament to something having happened. And what "Others" are good to observe? A group of workshop participants recently appropriated the invitation to observe and explore the question in both verbal and non verbal ways. The Other in…Read more Communicating Vessels
"those of us who hold no religious or supernatural beliefs still require regular, ritualised encounters with concepts such as friendship, community, gratitude and transcendence" Alain de Botton, Religion for Atheists Winter Solstice. The great Sun sits still a moment and then turns. The long night giving ease to incrementally longer days. This ceasing to move,…Read more Solstitium, the Sun stills
Is the body the same on both sides? As we examine closely the effort involved in walking, notice the complexity engaging feet, legs, hips, pelvis, arms. There is raising, lifting, pushing, dropping, touching, pressing. The shifting of the weight, the balancing of the arms. Can we feel that the body is more assymetrical than symetrical? How…Read more Walking
Back to school can be a stress challenge as we go from the leisurely long summer holiday stroll to a quick sprint, accelerating more quickly than is reasonable or healthy. Sometimes we need reminding to slow down and to pay attention differently. Handling prickly cacti is an excellent mindfulness exercise. We quickly realise that attending…Read more La Rentrée? Épineuse.
While we notice the shadow movement....The task was to be aware of our own constant coming and going of mind. To notice the restlessness, the eagerness for something. Simply asking, but where do we go when we are not present. The leaflets' shadows, for a moment, are the measure of our in/ability to do nothing.