Whether one lives in beautiful natural surroundings or in a noisy, stressful environment it is a fundamental human need and wish to create. In a natural and harmonious surrounding one feels as if pulled to join and celebrate this beauty, while in a stressful city life one can find peace in expressing themselves and maybe even temporary refuge from negative influences.
We can use this normal and elementary need in many ways: to “mush” our past, express our frustrations or joy, understand our self – our fears and ‘dark-side’ or our hopes and dreams. We can also use this space to connect to harmony and beauty, to color and shape, utilizing the natural desire to create in order to support spiritual growth.
Learning and experience Meditative Art can be complementary to other spiritual practices such as Yoga, Tai chi and meditation. These combinations have been traditionally trivial in many different spiritual paths as the practices support each other and beautifully combine. Some of the more known examples from the east are: Chinese calligraphy, Indian Mandalas and Yantras, Tibetan sculpturing and drawing, Zen poetry and Whirling Sufi dance. While these expressions of Meditative Art are significantly different from one another, they all serve as spiritual practices, which makes each and every one of them an integral part of the religion or path from which they came from.