Friday, April 11, 2014

Meet Mooji

Meet the loving, non-duality teacher "Mooji".



















Thursday, April 3, 2014

Francis Lucille


If you have not yet had the privilege of meeting the brilliant Advaita (non-duality) teacher, Francis Lucille, allow me to introduce you with a few brief videos from Stillness Speaks.  Enjoy.
















Moving Forward



close-up views of my painting "Grotto"



Moving Forward


The deep parts of my life pour onward,
as if the river shores were opening out.
It seems that things are more like me now,
That I can see farther into paintings.
I feel closer to what language can't reach.
With my senses, as with birds, I climb
into the windy heaven, out of the oak,
in the ponds broken off from the sky
my falling sinks, as if standing on fishes.

~Rilke






Monday, March 31, 2014

... still studying ...



"Brian Rutenberg Study"  ~  Bonnie Zieman


Having recently discovered the work of Brian Rutenberg, and loving it, I decided to try a painting in a similar style. While I fall far short of the caliber of his work, I still like the result of my effort to paint in a similar abstract landscape style.





Sunday, March 16, 2014

... a few thoughts ...



"Puzzled" by Bonnie Zieman

(click on image for larger view of NY Times Puzzle)


"Were we to love only those without imperfections,
this world would be a desert for our love."

~Thomas Jefferson



"Nothing is more injurious to immediate experience than cognition."

~Carl Jung



"We are dragged along by fate to that inescapable goal
that we might have reached walking upright."

~Carl Jung



Friday, March 7, 2014

... flowering and fading ...






We comprehend
Flowering and fading simultaneously ...

~ Rilke



Life demands for its fulfillment and completion
a balance of joy and sorrow.

~ Carl Jung



Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts.

~ Wendell Berry



Saturday, February 22, 2014

"...the discord and the tribulation are riches..."



(2013 painting by bz)

Only the living presence of the eternal images can lend the human psyche a dignity which makes it morally possible for a person to stand by his own soul, and be convinced that it is worth his while to persevere with it.  Only then will he realize that the conflict is in him and that the discord and the tribulation are riches which should not be squandered by attacking others.  ~Carl Jung