The Artist’s Rule of Life

If you do not understand a work of art, just sit with it like you would sit in Nature. Just allow it to trickle through your thoughts and consider that you are growing in something new, and that is good. The artist followed an impulse in an intentional way which has become the discipline of their life. For centuries this has been called a Rule of Life and usually is associated with the way a monastery conducts lif

When You Pause

In the labors and burdens of life we at one moment or another sigh, “God.” If we let that sigh extend beyond the moment, we can discover new expanse in our universe, new capacity to rest and be renewed. Focusing … Continued

Living Beyond Certainty

I have caught myself blocking the thought that I could possibly be wrong. The possibility of the unknown, or lack of certainty makes me nervous, even afraid. Wrapped up in that fear is the fear of being tortured forever by … Continued

A Walk in the Mountains

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I made this short video during our vacation while contemplating nature with Donna on a very quiet walk near our campsite in the Laguna Mountains. I pan across a far reaching meadow framed by pine forest both shading us and … Continued

Still Learning to Participate

This image is an expansion of the flow chart from the post “Art and Poetry are Evolutionary,” about the onward flow of creation (June, 2016). It was a very simple, linear view of how the spiritual awakening of an individual … Continued

“Here Am I Listening” Film is Here

Here is the short art film of the poem expressed in spontaneous drawings featured in September. I wrote the poem in September, 2011, during the process of major personal losses, moving to a less desirable environment and facing the mystery … Continued

Find The Treasure In This Art

This is a digital collage & drawing I created combining my poem with a collection of images. Click HERE to view the complete work in higher resolution. Those who take the time will find intriguing interactions and coincidences between the textures, lines, … Continued