The practice of Meditation has always been a very big part of my life, in many forms. I have been practicing Meditation for almost 20 years, and teaching from 5. Many people consider this practice to be extremely difficult, so they give up even before to start. So when someone tells me that they find it too difficult and don’t like the idea of sitting in silence as they become to restless, I always suggest to make art.
Creating art or dedicating your mind, body and soul to the creation of something, which could be painting, dancing, sculpting, etc. gives access to a meditative state, where our state of mind completely change and find peace. That’s the reason why Art, Music and Dancing are used many time as Therapy.
Not just as a way to express freely our feelings and emotions, therefore to liberate ourselves, but also as a way to heal ourselves, to feel better. It can give us the strength and the courage to reconnect with our inner space, as we reach a new state of consciousness where our monkey mind find peace and for once can keep quite. 🙂
This is why, in addition to meditating, I spend a very big part of my life creating things… as a form of freedom of expression, but also as a form of Meditation. Art for me is a pure methodical moment of joy of being truthful to your deepest self, appreciating that special connection, that we tend to lose and neglect most of the time.
Painting by Cristiana Canzanese, Contemplating Contemporary Times n.1, Mixed Media on Paper, 2015
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