Words of Wisdom

The Deepest Thing Inside

What Naomi Shihab Nye has to teach us all about the infinite wisdom of kindness: what it is and how you get there.

Words of Wisdom

Never Waste A Good Crisis

“The beginning of being fine is noticing how things really are…”

Never Waste A Good Crisis
Ritual Spotlight

Late Summer

Times of transition are catalysts for change where our physical and mental energy fluctuates to match the shift in sounds and smells that surround us. Here are our favorite practices for remaining grounded and balanced throughout.

Late Summer
Words of Wisdom

Essence of the Instant

joy is time’s material…

Essence of the Instant
In Conversation

Kerrilynn Pamer

“I think one of the biggest things that I’m learning is that it’s all a learning. It can be painful and/or joyful but we’re always learning something.”

Kerrilynn Pamer
Words of Wisdom

I Am Through You

“A person is only a person in the context of other persons: my humanity is caught up, is inextricably bound up, in yours.”

I Am Through You
Ritual Spotlight

The Fire of Summer

Let it burn — how fire’s association with summer inspires a season of expansion and release.

The Fire of Summer
Words of Wisdom

The Magic in Time

Synchronicity is all around you.

The Magic in Time
Ritual Spotlight

Artists’ Tools

Considering the role of tools (and self-defined meaning of that word) in the practice of artists’ rituals.

Artists’ Tools
In Conversation

Leigh Patterson

My default mode is to wear myself to the ground with self-imposed, unreasonable pressure and insatiable expectations. I have to regularly set up rituals to extract myself from that way of being. 

Leigh Patterson
Ritual Spotlight

Palm Inhalation

This aromatherapeutic technique is a transformative tool for self-soothing.

Palm Inhalation
Words of Wisdom

When We Love

If you want love, embody love.

When We Love
Ritual Spotlight

Savasana

To fully embody savasana, one is neither conscious or unconscious, awake or asleep, resisting or persisting—but instead in the precious state that lies between.

Savasana
Words of Wisdom

A Simple Remembering

Nothing — good or bad — is permanent.

A Simple Remembering
Ritual Spotlight

Mantras

“What a mantra does is to concentrate already-existing stuff in you. It just brings it into focus. It’s like a magnifying glass with the sun: The magnifying glass doesn’t have any heat in and of itself, but it takes the sunlight and focuses it; it makes it one-pointed. The mantra becomes like that magnifying glass for your consciousness.” — Ram Dass

Mantras
Words of Wisdom

Look Up

A timeless reminder to listen from Anne Lamott.

Look Up
Ritual Spotlight

On Walking

“Walking allows us to be in our bodies and in the world without being made busy by them. It leaves us free to think without being wholly lost in our thoughts.” —Rebecca Solnit

On Walking
Words of Wisdom

Soft is the Student

None of us comes fully equipped.

Soft is the Student
In Conversation

Micah Lexier

Canadian artist, Micah Lexier, is the man behind one of our favorite Instagram accounts, a collector of found objects, and a purveyor of routine.

Micah Lexier
Ritual Spotlight

Rituals for Resilience

Tangible tools for effectively transforming a tough situation into an opportunity for self-transformation.

Rituals for Resilience
Words of Wisdom

Step back

Do your work, then step back …

Step back
In Conversation

Shantell Martin

“I think art should be accessible. I hope that when someone sees my drawings they say, ‘Oh, I could do that.'”

Shantell Martin
Ritual Spotlight

Andy Warhol

Dictating his diary was, for Warhol, a repetitive act of reflection.

Andy Warhol
In Conversation

Dr. Pratima Raichur

“A ritual is something we activate because there is awareness behind the action.”

Dr. Pratima Raichur
Words of Wisdom

So Much Happiness

When the world falls in around you, you have pieces to pick up,
something to hold in your hands, like ticket stubs or change.

So Much Happiness