Art and The Conscious Mind 4

Mindfulness and creative flow
Experience of flow in my own practice
 – Iceberg (conscious mind top)
Eastern philosophy (meditation and mindfulness)
 – How much of our actions are conscious
 – Prevents depressing and anxiety
Flow/ zone – Mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus. full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. (complete absorption)(single minded immersion)
Mindfullness is a way of paying attention to the present moment, using techniques like meditation, breathing and yoga.
Becoming conscious of something
Changed unhelpful behaviours
Jealously blocking happiness
Difficult because the mind is designed to not be fully conscious (not be fully aware)
Mind is with the breath = mind in the present
The observer effect – Matter acts differently when being observed
Observing breath changes breath (breath = conscious)
Conscious mind in week in compression to unconscious mind (always overwhelmed and over powered by the unconscious)
Ability to refocus is the conscious mind being strong
Good human trains come from conscious mind (empathy, compassion, love)
Santiago Ramon y Cajal – Drawing as a method of research – Used the process of drawing to investigate his ideas and theories (research process) Probably experienced creative flow
Japanese calligraphy enso – Process – single action (represents the mind at that moment) lots of prep and meditaion previously (The void) Matter and emptiness
Concept of 0 (no existence)
Darsana – Auspicious Sight – Not just looking at something you are experiencing it (repressed in simple abstract forms –  yantra)
Touch and vision comes together
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