Meditation and Art

In my original post I spoke of Transient Hypo Frontality, which refers to  the brain’s activity during Creativity.  An old myth has us believing we are left or right brained.  No!  Brain wave action does not shift, predominantly, between the right and the left hemispheres.  We need our whole brains at all times…even when being creative.

 During creativity the frontal lobe (the executive, learning, attentive front part of the brain) “down shifts” and allows other parts of the brain to meander at a slower pace about the lower regions of the brain moving us to that timeless, creative, world that produces a sensation much like daydreaming.  This is the state some pursue while meditating.

In doing this painting, one petal at a time, I shifted quietly between attentive and dreamy states of being.   One significant moment I will not forget, it seemed I entered the nature of the flower and realized the full depth of creation itself.  Art is the teacher.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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