Enhancing any experience with attention

 

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You can find beauty in any ordinary everyday subjects such as a cup of tea, a folded magazine, a few humble garlic bulbs by just giving them your deep loving attention.

Attending slowly as you draw and paint even commonplace items means they start to be imbued with some magical essence that cannot be bought at any art store – that magical substance is your FOCUS.

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How you focus on a subject will be unique to you. Nobody else in this world will see it as you do and so nobody else will paint or draw it as you do. This is because the whole of your life experience to date has created a very special filter through which you perceive everything.

This is the magic of devotional attention.

The more time you give to looking at your subject will allow you to go ever more deeply into it and into yourself.

So go slowly and don’t worry about fabulous landscapes or stunning still lives – just pick a cherry or a can opener and turn on that loving attention.

You will find yourself there.

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