We are being considered for a SXSW panel and public voting is in full swing. Please visit and "vote up" our proposed panel, we would really appreciate it.
We proposed this panel as we believe Austin and the SXSW venue to be hubs for appreciating and exploring the crossroads of consciousness and technology.
I like to use art as a meditation and have found that as I release self-criticism, my mind frees from it's normal constraints and is able to explore without my ego judging and corrupting the direction my being has chosen. As my ego's influence can be strong at times and my self-critical nature evident, I have found that focusing on my breath quiets my pesky monkey mind and tends to activate my inner flow state that is responsible for creating the art that was beyond my reach moments before.
A practice of creating as flow, rather than creating for a goal results in greater mental clarity and sense of well-being that results in a physical imprint on our world. Creating art activates my flow space, focusing on my breath aids in directing, expanding, and clarifying the direction of artistic flow. That flow opens channels that allow for geometric expansion of artistic intellectual expression while moderating how often the self checks in to see if it is "acceptable".
Create freely and wildly. Allow for and expand on "mistakes" to find entirely new paradigms. Be empathetic with yourself through each evolution of your work. Allow yourself to be wrong, allow yourself to be right and ALWAYS breathe.
A Little Time In The Light
In today's world, sometimes a few moments of deep breathing can really change the direction of a day.
We love participating in people's efforts to connect in deep and meaningful ways with themselves, their surroundings, and their communities. Each day brings new mirrors into our lives and we are filled with wonder at how our universe works.
This blog chronicles our use of the Lucia No.3 as one of the ways we help heal ourselves and encourage those who come to us to do the same. We are not making any claims that his light heals people. What we are saying is that the moments that one spends in contemplation can be powerful in how that person views and operates within their universe(s). We find that the "effortless meditation" the hypnagogic light provides is a mechanism by which we are able to slow down, turn inward, and recognize the subtleties within the self that whisper at a level we seldom focus to hear.
No matter what you do to hear them, may you hear the whispers of the self that bring you to a more comfortable space of being.
Quieting the monkey mind:
Sometimes the most powerful solutions are some the the most basic concepts and the easiest to implement in our daily lives. A perfect example is a brilliantly basic solution for quieting the mind in meditation.
Meet Mingyur Rinpoche. He explains what many have been taught, but too few attempt, in an easy to understand and implement approach.
From a young age, millions come to understand that connecting with their breath is one of the easiest and most effective ways to meditate. Some come to the understanding by trying to nullify the "unavoidable" pain of the ergonomic positions they choose for their meditations. Some get there by mentally grasping at anything they can to try to overrule remonstrances of the mind.
Lucid Light LLC
We hope to share our understandings, adventures, travels, and research with you regarding the Lucia N°03.