Regular Posts Tagged ‘mindful attention’
sweet release
15th Jul 2012Posted in: Text 0

I wrote this in my journal after a long weekend in the studio at the end of May, while working on a piece that was working on me. – Ali What is this – this attachment (!) to a moment, a piece, a desire stuck and fixated for fear of losing it; of ruining that […]

Ala Mode
31st Jul 2011Posted in: Newsletters, Text 0

“Do not wait for life. Do not long for it. Be aware, always and at every moment, that the miracle is in the here and now.” – Marcel Proust The waves of summer’s happenings are going swimmingly here at HQ, where everyday is a 5 star day, the studio feels like a spa, and co-conspirator […]

Happiness Now: discernment, choice and commitment
10th Jul 2011Posted in: Text 0

“Do not wait for life. Do not long for it. Be aware, always and at every moment, that the miracle is in the here and now.” – Marcel Proust Ever feel like you’re in an Econundrum of Knowing in this co-creative universe? For as long as I remember, I have known what I wanted to […]

‎Mindfully Becoming: Life is a feast of ‘nows’
10th Jul 2011Posted in: Text 1

‎”The thought manifests as the word; The word manifests as the deed; The deed develops into habit; And habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care, And let it spring from love. Born out of concern for all beings.” – Buddha Where you are and where you want to be […]

“your life is a moving prayer”
4th Jul 2011Posted in: Text 0

A few weeks ago I read this article in Elephant Journal and emailed it to myself to savor later, too. Later just happened whilst sinking into this day of interdependance. “Swollen with Light” is a worthwhile read in resonance with everything I feel so deeply here at love.life.art.work: that “your life is a moving prayer” […]

Just Add Breath: Climbing Out of the Crux of Fear
19th Jun 2011Posted in: Text 2

Last weekend was a turning point of epic proportions for me as I learned to really let go, trust and sink into the moment. In my mind it makes perfect sense, and I’ve witnessed it from working with so many horses over the years, but it was time for me to EMBODY that as a […]

Exercise Havingness: Stop Shoulding on Yourself. What do you want?
19th Jun 2011Posted in: Text 0

Yesterday I awoke from the most amazingly chillaxed day in the history of Ali: I had 4 hours of yoga with Seane Corn and Kathryn Budig at the Hanuman Festival over on the BHS lawn next to the rushing creek on Friday, and found myself at dinner that night, draped in the patio chair like […]

Choose to Be Happy and Live Deeply Delightful: The Inspiration Book 2.0
19th Jun 2011Posted in: Text 1

I revised The Inspiration Book a bit this morning – edited some copy, added in some brighter images, had some fun. Be sure to check it out, send a copy to your pops, and tell all your besties. It’s still very free, just more rich in vibrance.

The direction of your heart
10th Jun 2011Posted in: Text 0

Do you ever feel like you need Captain Jack Sparrow’s magic compass? “My compass…is unique.” “Unique here having the meaning of broken?” “True enough, this compass does not point north.” “…Where does it point?” “It points to the thing you want most in this world.”

Such lovely heights
15th Apr 2011Posted in: Newsletters, Text 0

“Living creatively is really important to maintain throughout your life. And living creatively doesn’t mean only artistic creativity, although that’s part of it. It means being yourself, not just complying with the wishes of other people.” – Matt Groening Twenty Eleven has me facing my fear of heights here at the studio, where I’ve been enamored […]