Monthly Archives: November 2011

Invitation

“Beauty saves. Beauty heals. Beauty motivates. Beauty unites. Beauty returns us to our origins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving, of healing, of overcoming dualism.” -Matthew Fox Welcome to this focusing oriented (www.focusing.org) exploration of the meaning and … Continue reading

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Drawing Lessons from Art School

“Genius is not a possession of the limited few, but exists in some degree in everyone. Where there is natural growth, a full and free play of faculties, genius will manifest itself.” -Robert Henri (The Art Spirit) “Art school teaches … Continue reading

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The Pain Truth

“We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain. ” -Alan Watts “What I called “walking” was the part of the step when my foot met the sidewalk. From the point of view of the joints, … Continue reading

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Age Sage

“Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.” -Eleanor Roosevelt A Prayer for Old Age God guard me from those thoughts men think In the mind alone; He that sings a lasting song … Continue reading

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Art and Psychotherapy

“One submits oneself to other minds (teachers) in order to increase the chance that one will be looking in the right direction when a comet suddenly cuts through a certain patch of sky.”  –Elaine Scarry (Beauty and Being Just) While … Continue reading

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Attuning to Beauty

“We each have a sixth sense that is attuned to the oneness dimension in life, providing a means for us to guide our lives in accord with our ideas” -Henry Reed The word attune means to bring into harmony (a … Continue reading

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Poetry and Quotes

“We can think of our linguistic and situational knowledge not as separate and floating, but as elaborations of our already intricate plant-bodies. In this way we can think how the living body knows (feels, lives, is …..) its situation from … Continue reading

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Art Teachers and Psychotherapists

“We as artists have the ability to show the beauty in the mundane.” – Camille Przewodek “Anything under the sun is beautiful if you have the vision. It is the seeing of the thing that makes it so.” – Charles … Continue reading

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Types of Beauty

“Beauty feeds the soul, wakens it, and brings it to life as nothing else can. Beauty is a deep-seated reaction to some meaningful and stunning presentation of life. All your senses and your full imagination have to be alert when … Continue reading

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Relational Beauty

“The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. ” – Albert Einstein Philosopher Eugene Gendlin states that we are not just engaged in interaction; we are “interaction.”  … Continue reading

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