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

Posts tagged “Mindfulness

variations | the silent place of no maps or memories

In a silent place
with [no – thing]
> just the present moment
and the awareness of being present.

The day began with many thoughts, and as I rode past farms, creeks, trees, and life itself, the thoughts became less and less. Until I was one with the body. One with its perpetual motion. Forward and away. And the awareness of its progression to stillness. Being present. Being Free.

Advertisements

variations | sunrise and chakra flowers for meditation

“Sometimes our thoughts and feelings in the light of a new day, will take us places we long to go. Where the beautiful waking sunrise of a new day, offers our meditation a meaningful pursuit. It is here we find our thoughts renewed with the bold light of insight, peace, and rejuvenation”. ~ Walter Smith


a rewind | sunrise and chakra flowers for meditation

“Sometimes our thoughts and feelings take us places we can no longer go … However, in the waking sunrise of a new day, we can, in our meditation, understand our thoughts anew and find places full of insight, rejuvenation, and tranquility”. ~ Walter Smith

In keeping with the pursuit of tranquility and the essence of Zen that I focused on in my recent video entitled “Experiment: Zen Meditation | Landscapes for Well Being”, here is a rewind of a collage with the same theme from 2009. My next post: “variations | sunrise and chakra flowers for meditation”. As in all my pieces in the variation series, I am using this image as a starting point to reach a new compositional insight.


Image

variations | on where to lay my thoughts to rest


Image

what a beautiful light we have found


Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond | Inner Space

PicsArt_1358707408887

Sometimes going “Beyond” is a reflection of who we are, and what we can discover about ourselves, when we take that important step inward to our quiet, inner, space.


Image

Post Canvas and Paint: Variations | A Simple Place To Rest

Post Canvas And Paint: Variations ~ A Simple Place To Rest

here on this sacred ground
bathed in the light of life
a simple place to rest


Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

I started this challenge of renewal with the theme of meditation. So I will conclude the challenge with meditation as its theme as well. This piece entitled: “The Flower And The Pier In Meditation”. It was created in 2009 after a trip to Kure Beach in North Carolina. What a great place to flower ones renewal at sunrise, on the pier, in the meditation of healing. Hope you enjoy this last entry to the challenge, and see you in the next.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

Renewal is the Light emerging from the darkest moments.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal

Another great challenge: Renewal. It certainly can be seen and expressed in many forms. This piece is from “The City Series” and is entitled “Across The River The City That Sleeps With Dreams.” Both the city and our dreams can be a starting point to or a departure point from when finding the path to renewal. In my own experience; one of past substance abuse and present recovery, the city and leaving it was the impetus for renewal. I found a new way to dream. I may never return to the big city life, for now living in a rural setting with mountains, have given me a new lease on life. Next up for the challenge of renewal are mountains.