When I reach through the hole at my center the gift eludes me. Whatever it may be I can possess it only as that mystery which beckons from the greatest distance and draws my heart deeper into the quest…….Meinrad Craighead
blending our graces with our intentions……lovers of spirit, outwitting limitation, creating wise circumstances….may we find our most skillful means….
The goal of art as a spiritual path is to live a meaningful life, full of active participation with our own hands, minds, and hearts, and appreciation of the joy and pleasure and depth of soul that is possible. It is to take the time to focus our attention on our hopes and dreams and nurture them to fruition. Over time we become able to listen closely and hear: what is it that wants to be born? We take charge of shaping such a life for our families and communities, and in doing so we awaken from the haze of consumer culture and the hunger it creates. We can then consider making alternatives. We have the means to reconnect with the flow of life-force energy that animates us, to guide it toward peace and reconciliation, allowing us to enjoy living while still facing and engaging with the problems life presents in an active, creative, and even joyful way……Pat B. Allen
In truth, neither art nor artists will save the world. Only a new way of being can do that- one that knits people together and inspires a different vision, an ethos of generosity and caring. Only when we dissolve our historical ties to the modern paradigm of materialism and overcome our habits of passivity and consumerism, is there any hope of moving toward a more spiritually informed way of looking at the world……Suzi Gablik