Through stillness we find flow, and through flow, stillness — both are separate and also synergistically intertwined. We tend to move through our days mostly unconscious on autopilot, notches of time ever-accumulating. Throughout this blurred expanse of forward motion, ‘golden’ moments disrupt by contrast in their sensory fullness. Elevated for their beauty, joy, meaning and sometimes their poignancy or lessons, these moments give our days texture and aliveness, often rewarding us with great insight, creative spark and a sense of momentum.
It is through the act of slowing down and getting both quiet and still, that we can then move through noticing and experiencing, through savouring and integrating, and from this fertile ground, we gather fresh energy and momentum for expression.
This scarf is intended as both a visual reminder and an invitation to intentionally create the conditions that will elicit more elevated moments in your life. Occasionally slowing down and pausing, paying closer attention to sensory details internally and externally before moving on, allows for the beautiful rhythm of stillness and flow to mark your days.
“Movement makes most sense when grounded in stillness” – Pico Iyer
Nicole Kagan is a multi-faceted visual artist and creative-mindfulness facilitator based in Toronto, Canada. Deeply inspired by the natural world as a reflection of the interior human landscape, her works are layered and lush, thoughtful and evocative. Nicole’s works are created within an inherently mindful process, existing as both beautiful images to behold as well as subconscious reminders to pause and locate one’s center amidst the chaos of life. Explore her paintings, meditative artist prints and workshops on her website.