Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Calm Flow: Entry Into A Landscape Of Delicacy And Power
Copyright Lance Kinseth, Calling Down Moon, 48"x48, 2002
IN THE NORTHERN hemisphere, the lessened activity of deep winter perhaps offers a provocation for slowing and relaxing that can carry forward into any season and, by doing so, opening a wondrous gate into a sense of the world that is real, but from which we can be distracted.
Relax and be drawn into an intuitive sequence of movement,
as if rafting effortlessly downstream.
Drift and be open to the possibilities evoked by each pose.
Allow this practice offer a provocation, a trigger, to be no more than a cat-waking stretch,
far more than an answer.
Be outward bound—opening, surrendering—and seed an inner fire.
Allow breath to become a soft rain of waking light.
Suddenly, wake inside a landscape of delicacy and power.
----Paraphrased from Lance Kinseth,
River Eternal, [NY: Viking, 1989, p. 6]