“When you express gentleness and precision in your environment, then real brilliance and power can descend onto that situation. If you try to manufacture that presence out of your own ego, it will never happen. You cannot own the power and magic of this world. It is always available, but it does not belong to anyone.” —Chögyam Trungpa, Rinpoche
From “True Perception: the Path of Dharma Art” This is the process of feeling and interacting with the landscape in developing a site-specific work. But I also feel myself try to push for certain outcomes. It often feels like the opposite - not allowing any room for grace and spontaneity to arise. This seems to say you cannot manufacture a thing into existence, you can only invite it through a non-goal-oriented dance with things as they are. It seems very passive, yet I know exactly what it feels like when it works. How much of this dance can I allow in my life?