Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work, which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished. ~ Mary Oliver
Mary Oliver’s writing always gets me to STOP and feel into my momentary existence. Her writing implores me to open my eyes to the life co-existing in and alongside mine. Her words offer me a gentle but humbling awakening: there is more to this life than my diary, my tasks, my need to please.… and ultimately, when I’m one day on my death-bed, what will be my recollections of this life? They won’t be of the guzzling things I tried to accomplish in a day, but rather the times
- I laughed till I cried
- I dropped like a stone into sorrow
- I was awestruck by nature’s grace
- I swam in someone’s gaze
- I was cocooned in deep peace and silence
- My heart felt it would burst wide open
STANDING STILL is a course in remembering your way back to what has heart and meaning and gravitas for you. Its a reconnection to the deeper part of you, the greater part of you, the universal part of you that knows you are more than your daily to-do lists and tasks.
Feel again the delight, the wonder and grace of life.
Standing Still woos you with story, poetry and visualisation which flows into intuitive art-making. We give expression to what truly matters in life, learning to be astonished once again.
Tuesday evenings (6:15pm – 9:15pm)
8 November – 13 December
Wednesday mornings (9:30am – 12:30pm)
9 November – 14 December
The Artery, Rondebosch
ABOUT HEART ART
Heart Art is an outlet to express, reframe, transform and heal. Life oriented themes are explored through visualisation, storytelling, writing and intuitive art-making. Heart Art practically applies art-making techniques and exercises to cultivate creativity, access intuition, activate right-brain thinking, inspire self-expression, immerse in mindfulness, and return to beginner’s mind. Gain confidence in self-expression and learn to trust your intuitive voice.
Heart Art is practiced in a safe, contained, and non-judgemental space. A quiet restful space, a space to surrender and let go. A place to be true to yourself. Cultivate a love for magic and transformation. Practice an emphasis on process over product, Experience Heart Art’s transformative powers in health and well-being.