Meditation as Contemplative Inquiry

Beautiful book by Arthur Zajonc (2009) reminds me of what matters on Labor Day. No emails, no phone calls, just quiet study watching the leaves dance as if on springs in the wind, and how all is connected and projected in the light of my personal hologram. The Book jacket reads ” when we turn to meditation, we turn toward renewal, peace and insight”.  And on a random opening to pg. 63 I find this beautiful Navajo Night Chant:

“With beauty before me, I walk. With beauty behind me, I walk. With beauty above me, I walk. With beauty below me, I walk. With beauty all around me, I walk.”

We are invited to open to the unexpected, in the moment, on the breath and to deeply see.

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About Rhonda Schaller

I am an artist, gallerist (on sabbatical), writer, creative mentor and educator. I am the Director, Center of Career & Professional Development and Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute. I am the author of Called or Not, Spirits are Present, Blue Pearl Press 2009, and Create Your Art Career, Allworth Press 2013. I sat on the board of Directors and Faculty of the New York Feminist Art Institute. I am the co-founder of the Ceres Gallery, NYC; founder of Schaller Jaquish Art Projects, NY, NJ; Director, Create Meditate and co-publisher of Blue Pearl Press along with my husband environmental studies professor and Vedic scholar Dave Jaquish. My artwork is in the permanent collections of the C.EVERETT KOOP INSTITUTE at Dartmouth University The Art of Healing Gallery; LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, Washington D.C. - EXIT ART, Reactions collection; MEMORIAL ART GALLERY UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER; MUSEUM OF MODERN ART- Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection, Mail Art collection, and the Alan B. Slifka Foundation.
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