Getting to the Core
I write frequently on this blog about simplicity, silence and letting go. For me, these themes permeate my process. Who am I in this multi-media world of noise and speed? What happens to my mind and my spirit when I disconnect from the television, the telephone, the radio, the internet? How do I handle all that empty space?
I'm interested in exploring what happens when I honestly come to terms with the fact that I don't know and each step into that unknown is a pure moment of discovery -- a simple step by step joy at uncovering what is underneath the surface of the noise.
Shaun McNiff writes in his book Trust the Process: An Artist's Guide to Letting Go:
Getting to the core involves a realization that we are in a process that is much bigger than ourselves and that all we can do is make contributions and connections between things, one day at a time, one instant to the next. Trying too hard to find the essence tends to keep us on the periphery. The most vital expressions emerge when we are most relaxed, when we simply immerse ourselves in the immediate environment and trust that something significant will appear.
So, I continue to try to relax and trust the process and I invite you to try and do the same. Who knows what we'll uncover?