Art in Awakening

Art in awakening

Drawing in class again.  It is the same basic whiteboard I used in the presence and mindfulness class a week or so ago, but here for an advanced poetry and poetry writing class at midterm as a reminder of the role of art in humanity; that is, why we are doing what we are doing: practicing the role of art in awakening us to our courage and freedom.

I also shared in class David Whyte’s poem “Everything is Waiting for You” as well as his reading of the poem below because of his line: “Alertness is the hidden discipline of familiarity.”

Also, I shared this brief quote below from Chogyam Trungpa from his book The Myth of Freedom and asked students to replace the word meditation with poetry writing.

Meditation is not a matter