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The Contemplative Way of Design

Posted by Plish on June 4, 2011

“(Emerson wrote,)’We animate what we can, and only see what we animate.’ Contemplative beholding of art – indeed of anything – can lead to the animation of whatever is before us. New eyes, “the right eyes,” suddenly open, waking us up, and consequently awakening everything around us. ” – Physicist Arthur Zajonc in Psychology Today

Don’t just observe a situation – contemplate it.

Center

Look

Widen the gaze

See the relationships

Feel

Understand (With more than the mind)

Design

Posted in Authenticity, creativity, Design, Experience, Nature of Creativity, problem solving, Spirituality, The Human Person, The Senses | Tagged: , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

 
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