In our demanding, fast-paced culture, it’s increasingly important to
find ways to decompress and recuperate from the busyness and stress of
life. More and more, mindfulness and creativity are being recognized as
antidotes to the speed and overstimulation of modern society. This
beautiful book combines the two, offering both creative and meditative
practices to provide a guided journey into contemplative art for
healing, relaxation, deeper connection, and greater well-being.
Rather than focusing on any one medium or art form, this unique guide
offers basic meditation instructions, and a variety of creative prompts
and activities—from collage and coloring to meditative mark making and
sketching to photography and perceptual exercises—making it perfect for
anyone who wants to deepen and cultivate their mindfulness and
With these artistic and introspective practices, you’ll put
meditation into action, and learn to view yourself and your own creative
process without judgment or aggression. Using Be, Awake, Create,
you’ll see beyond habitual patterns, discover the richness of your
world, and recognize the ordinary magic of your own creativity, with
greater freshness of expression and spontaneity.
By cultivating awareness and allowing yourself to play in the open
space of artistic creation, you’ll come to discover all of the positive
impacts mindfulness and creativity can have on every area of your life.
247 pages. Paperback.