If twitter is good for nothing else, it gives me a plethora of great art to view online and drool over and dream about being able to afford it. This is the case with Diartspora. A great range of art, mediums and subjects. Here's a few of my favorites. To view more paintings/sculptures/et al and browse Diartspora's website, click here.
not see things as they are. We see them as we are." —The Talmud
our meditation we will explore the mirror of relationship. This is the idea
that all of our relationships are a reflection of ourselves. The people we are
attracted to are those who have traits that we have, only more so. We enjoy
their company because we subconsciously feel that being with them will help us
to cultivate and manifest those traits even more in our own lives. In the same
way, we are repelled by people who reflect back to us traits that that are
difficult to face in our own selves.
mirror of relationship is a valuable tool that we can use to see ourselves more
clearly and to expand our awareness. As we become willing to embrace the light
and shadow that we all possess, we bring love and healing to ourselves and our
centering thought for today is:
The world is my mirror.
attention to the lessons that you can learn from others today. Observe your
reactions to the many people who cross your path. When you can see that
everyone in the world is simply sharing your own consciousness, you will lose
the need to judge others and open to greater understanding and love. With each
encounter you have, observe carefully and repeat these words silently to
yourself, “In you I see me, in me I see you.” Feel the compassion in your heart
open and witness how the way you see the world begins to change.
(This meditation is taken from Deepak Chopra and Oprah's 21 Day Meditation series, click the "Meditation" tab for more, others will follow)
Raz Simone releases the music video to one of the cuts from Cognitive Dissonance. Animation by Carina Simmons. Video directed by Joe Garber. This is a bit dark for summer time, but alas it is a powerful set of visuals to compliment Simone's lyrics.
Before he was catapulted into the national spotlight with his hit song "Hallelujah," Leonard Cohen was a poet. This documentary provides a brief look into his body of work and his life. Be advised, the video cuts out about half way through the 38th minute. But it surely is a great 38 minute glimpse into the talent and life that is Leonard Cohen.