I always liked this word – introspection.
So, the wikipedia gives us the following definition:
introspection is the self-examination of one’s conscious thoughts and feelings. In psychology, the process of introspection relies exclusively on the purposeful and rational self-observation of one’s mental state; however, introspection is sometimes referenced in a spiritual context as the examination of one’s soul.
I understand that according to the dictionary and if you break down the words, introspection is an active and intellectual process.
However, introspection can also be a state of mind, the final product of the self-examination.
Meditation is an excellent exercise to achieve that state and it seems that at the end, this turning inside to your feelings and contact with this self-awarness, leads to an easier and wholesome life.
So today, stop for a few minutes, take all in, sit there and just be.
I have found a very good CD that helped with this process – Meditation for beginners by Jack Kornfield. Totally worth it!
Recently, I was working on my canvas and a figure started to form. I don’t usually paint portraits because it is a big leap for me, but this one brought me an interesting sense of awareness, so I called it – “Introspection”, mixed media on canvas, 12″x24″
It was fun making it! I hope you like it!
|Introspection by Babi Sugarman|