“Art can be said to be – and can be used to be – the externalised map of our interior self” Peter London, No More Secondhand Art.
For about five years now I’ve been enjoying being able to see my interior self this way through coaching with art and find it especially helpful for the interior parts that don’t have words but need expression… need a voice.
“There are moments in our lives, there are moments in a day, when we seem to see beyond the usual. Such are the moments of great happiness, moments of our greatest wisdom. It is in the nature of all people to have these experiences; but in our time and under the conditions of our lives, it is only a rare few who are able to continue in the experience and find expression for it. It fills us with surprise. We marvel at it. But few are capable of holding themselves there. Intellectuality steps in and, as the song within us is of the utmost sensitiveness, it retires in the presence of the cold, material intellect. It is aristocratic and will not associate itself with the commonplace – and we fall back and become our ordinary selves.” Robert Henri, The Art Spirit
This way of ‘seeing beyond the usual’ using art, has become a priceless source of riches that I’ve come to trust and to prize. This year I’ve integrated ‘coaching with art’ into my coaching practise, offering clients the chance to also ‘see beyond the usual’ and to be guided by those insights This 10 minute short video offers a contemplative meander through some examples of the riches that can be uncovered. http://youtu.be/coN1yDF8Voc
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