[BiteSize] Meditation is hard. I took a 10 days Vipassana course in Nepal 10 years ago – it was very very hard. But even taking 15 minutes to sit and meditate at home is hard.
So, I use this painting instead, whenever I feel like a mess.
- The name of this post is the title I have secretly given to Adolph Gottlieb’s artwork, 20 years ago, sitting in front of it at the MoMA.
- MoMA is now offering Quiet Mornings visiting experience: “On Wednesday mornings throughout the month, the museum is opening early (7:30 AM) for “ silently appreciating work of art”. The museum hopes “it is a peaceful experience that will leave guests centered”. Each session ends with the chance for guided meditation, held in the garden lobby overlooking the sculpture garden.”
- Google and many other corporates and start-ups offer workers mindfulness and meditation sessions. American Publishing house Rodale Inc. has meditation rooms in each office, for when workers need quiet time to recharge.
Feature image credit: Adolph Gottlieb working on Ascent in his studio in New York, 1958 (Photo: Rudy Burckhardt, image courtesy the Gottlieb Foundation © 2013 Rudy Burckhardt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Art . Art © Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY)