Mindfulness is about maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens.
When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.
Ways of practicing mindfulness include:
- Paying attention: It’s hard to slow down and notice things in a busy world.
- Living in the moment: Try to intentionally bring an open, accepting and discerning attention to everything you do.
- Accepting yourself: Treat yourself the way you would treat a good friend.
- Focus on your breathing.
Lightened is a painting that symbolises a man or woman sitting in cross-legged position and focusing on just being in the now, the breath and the energy that flows in and around.
The explosion of energy that radiates from the centre of every life to experience everything in and around. The upper body and the lower body is symbolised by two hearts coming together at the centre and exploding all around. The head is symbolised by a circle which is infinite or endless, with no start and no end. The second circle and heart represent enlightenment, or one who is now lighter in many levels after a self-realisation of all. The upward pointing triangle is an energy field we are all live in. The downward triangle is an energy that we are born or come down to this existence or earth with.
The circles symbolise infinity or endless experiences. The body indicated as an outline symbolises less dense or lighter person who is always willing to learn, grow, be, experience life now on earth which is symbolised in the background as an Ariel view of earth – land, water, air and all that supports life just to experience it all, both good or bad, doesn’t matter. The blue is fresh water, a river heading into the sea, a giver of life – river Thames. The centre is in middle of central London, that is a symbol or represents the heart or centre of a city that is also a part of a network of all cities and places that are all in turn a part of one centre, the earth, which it too is a part of a bigger all.
It’s the awareness, enlightenment and willing to experience it all that lightens one up from all suffering, burdens, problems etc., feel lighter or less thick – denser, and to let all the light in and out.
YIN & YANG
Yin & Yang is a painting that symbolises a complex relational concept in Chinese culture. The universe is governed by a cosmic duality, sets of two opposing and complementing principles or energies that found in nature and all around.
The white strokes in this painting symbolise the infinite energies that exists and radiates in all directions in order to bring together all that there is moment by moment which is a continuous wave of ups and downs indicated by the endless wave pattern that passes through every circle, or one’s moment, which is a part of a larger circle or circles that flow in all directions.
The black background is the space or universal one energy that exists all around. It is required for there to be a form created by light and for a complete whole, ‘circle’ to be. Without one the other does not exist, yet it is all one in the same thing, pure energy.
Balance is a painting that symbolises energy flows, levels of consciousness and the fine line, sweet spot or perfect balance found all around in the body, in the mind, in life, in nature and the entire universe.
From the colours found in a rainbow, the centre of the earth, red hot through to deep blue skies, the various colours found in light that we all need and depend on, every atom and particle that we are all made up of, to higher levels of human and spiritual consciousness. The great and powerful forces that is all in and around all, in the green, the centre where life happens and exists.
The space, stars planets and many forms that exist, including the centre, the green, where all life is and exists right in the centre of it all, I perfect balance not too hot and not too cold. Yet it all happens in the centre of it all and can only exist with all the rest of the rest of all the immense forces all around. The key to it all is finding the perfect balance and be, just B, enjoying the moment. The short little moment in the grand scale of it all.
This is a two-piece artwork that depicts many things in one:
The one being or life – Samsara I, and the many beings or lives -Samsara II. The big bang or the existence of the entire universe now – Samsara I, and the existence of many universes all linked together as one – Samsara II. It also depicts the one atom or particle and the many that exist to form one, and the many that are all a part of one big force, eco-system, universe, energy, and divine being. The one half that is light and the one half that is dark, no good, no bad, just is. The one the many are just all one piece of cosmic force and a masterpiece that we all or a part of and exist in and with.
Samsara is a Sanskrit or Buddhist word meaning “wandering” or “world”, with the connotation of cyclic, circuitous change. It is also the concept of rebirth and “cyclicality of all life, matter, existence”. It is endless cycle of death and rebirth.
NETWORK OF CONNECTIONS (BACK)
Network of Connections is a two-sided painting, painted on both sides of one canvas. It symbolises the two facets of life, the mind, or physical connections and the soul or spiritual connections.
On one hand there exists the body and connection to many bodies through various relationship ties like brother, sister, father, mother, friend, lover, uncle etc., to a more spiritual or conscious connection that can either pull everyone else in your own personal net or network up to a higher conscious and understanding or down depending on how we choose to think or be. However there is always a greater force or elder, parent, guardian or teacher that guides us in the front end, depicted by the golden connections or ties, the one who pulls the strings that first spins round the universal or supreme force before. With the three wise men or the trinity – the Brahma (the creator), Vishnu (the maintainer) , Shiva (the destroyer) depicted in the front by a circle of infinity, in life and after life the star. They are also represented at the back as the three corners of the pyramid that guides and raises or consciousness.
Love heart is a painting that symbolises the love that exists and matters in life to grow and evolve.
The blue in the background symbolises wisdom required to love while the black symbolises the dense and hardships in life. No matter what the situation pure love always conquers all. It is a reminder of all the love and care that exists, full of energy and light.
Particles is a two-piece artwork. It depicts the infinite circles of life, from the smallest quantum level to the absolute large endless universes each in its own circle or bubble that forms and re-forms.
It also depicts life on a cellular level and the billions of particles, germs, bacteria etc. Every living creature within each circle and every circle or body within another body, planets, and stars at various stages of their existence, from a physical and conscious level, ever growing and moving either upwards or downwards from hot to cold, thick to thin, more to less, down to up and back down again in a circular pattern rather than a one way liner faction.
What goes up must come down, what goes down must come up, from emotions, consciousness, to all particles, matter and all found on earth and all planets moving from the core upwards and back down again, an endless cycle of everything and everyone, big or small, physical, spiritual or consciously, always moving always alive, living in many forms, an endless cycle of all.
BRAHMA, VISHNU, SHIVA TRINITY
Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva Trinity is a three-piece painting that represents the forces, explosion of energies found in life, nature and spirit or conscious level.
The universal truth found in all matter represented in three forms, each corresponding to one cosmic function: the creator or creative process (Brahma), represented in black and white colour as a symbol of pure light and dark. One can only exist because of the other. the preserver or maintenance process (Vishnu) represented by blue, a symbol of wisdom and knowledge. The transformative or destructive forces (Shiva), in pink as a symbol of love or destroying with love in order to re-make which is most important requirement in order to then better create again or re-create anew (back to the creator – Brahma).
An endless process of explosive forces found in entire cosmos and within every conscious being as well. An explosion of energy at various levels performing different functions but all radiating from one point or source. Everything we go through or experience in life and after life is an endless process of create, maintain and transform or destroy in order to make way for re-create in order to evolve, grow and move upward or higher, which is represented by a pyramid or upward pointing shape with the main three points or forces required for an endless evolution or progress. The three pieces, trinity, are therefore positioned or displayed in a triangular three-pointed formation.