words and art by w a l t e r w s m i t h

Post Canvas And Paint: Into Recollection 02

Distraction can also be thought of as the inability to discern what is the object of our focus…

Recollection and contemplation

There are times when speaking of distraction we mean that we are so imprisoned by a certain object or emotion, that there is the inability to concentrate voluntarily on any other object. This phenomena can be thought of as distraction in a relative sense only. It is not that we are unable to concentrate or focus at all, but find it impossible to control our attention at will; unable to release it from the object or emotion that has captured it. We are without the means or capacity to direct our attention to the object which at that time should be the focus our attention.

Meditation is the beginning of Recollection…

6 responses

  1. mobius faith

    fascinating image.

    July 14, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    • Thanks Terry. I always enjoy creating abstract pieces. You never quite know where the process will take you.

      July 16, 2012 at 2:17 pm

  2. Lucky me for stopping by this morning because the message in this post is exactly what I needed to read. Am feeling terribly scattered lately and will take this as the advice I needed. I’ll meditate on this image!

    Just left you a message at imagekind under my full name and await your reply.

    Thank you for beginning my week just right.

    July 16, 2012 at 8:49 am

    • Thank you Lydia, for the kind words. I am pleased that the post has been inspiring. We often find ourselves in that scattered non-reality. Along with meditation (which I need to do more often), I find that the process of creativity (such as creating the image that is posted here) helps to keep me centered.


      July 16, 2012 at 2:15 pm

  3. Fabulous words, Walter, and totally true.

    July 18, 2012 at 12:54 pm

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