The Path

life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward

— Søren Kierkegaard

The ART of being authentic is a path of discovery and holistic personal growth.

We unearth exciting ‘finds’ when we live passionately and authentically true to our genuine selves.


Resisting an Ironic Existence


Frida’s pain / 
Beethoven’s vibrations / 
Keller’s essence ….


Potentially painful fear-caves, 
lost lives.


Choice: realize the rhetoric /
extend mindful, artistic outlets.


Directly, enriching, brewing 
soul- and wisdom-nourishing journeys.

— 𝔏𝔍𝒮

The ART

Metaphorically, the term ‘Art’ intertwines the imaginative, the creative, and the more cerebral, philosophic discussions. Art is used as an intentional word-play to emphasize that each facet of the matrix and the journey are interconnected.

A— accepting (with thought expansion)
R— reflecting (not fusing, with mindful contemplation)
T — transforming (identity narrative, core values and your lived experiences)

The Matrix

This is a journey of exploration of mind, body, heart, soul, and spirit.


Delving into each of the matrix attributes brings deeper awareness and realization of greater potentials, relative to what is genuine.

The (em)power tools

The third category of the Art Matrix Publication brings 7 tools forward for empowering personal growth relative to the Art of the Matrix.

intentional attitude
mindfulness
creativity through the arts
critical thinking
language of symbols
writing
reading

With mindful, insightful, intentional attitudes, we better design our life narratives. The result is more creative, adaptable yet authentic thinking, feeling and behaving. This expands our potentials to be the best we can be, according to desires, particular situations and personal attributes.

The realization of our potentials is best supported when we take the helm as the writers, editors and creatives of our identity-narratives—our life stories.

creating the path through time and space
from which your strength is drawn
where you feel most at home
— the place where you are your most authentic self
— the querencia

Engaging in related philosophical prose, poetry, articles, commentary, nature and different artistic modes expands knowledge and understandings of self and the meaning of life. Each of these unique platforms complement each other and encourage diversity and personal growth. This steers us away from the ideological echo chambers of oppression or from needing to fit into a particular status quo.

segui il tuo corso et lascia dir le genti!
follow your own path and let people talk!

Dante

The vision of the Art Matrix Path is to stay the course, to expand on creativity and insightful contemplation, and thus, to realize our highest potentials. We strengthen our voices, identity narratives, worldviews and core values.

Delving into alternative perspectives opens doors to higher levels of self-awareness, personal growth and empowerment.

Encouraging a conscious free flow of energy, we deepen our connections, within our personal matrix and beyond.

Integrating imagination, mindfulness and knowledge into this path creates a better balance, more cohesive connections and enhances our soul journeys through our life experiences.


About the Tabs, Pages and organization of content

🕊The ART involves cycling through the helix — Accepting, Reflecting, Transforming — inherent in the moments in our human journey.


🕊On this journey, we explore and discover attributes of the human Matrix — body, mind, heart, soul and spirit.


🕊The (Em)power Toolbox integrates knowledge and understandings related to the tools of Intentions, Mindfulness, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Symbols, Writing and Reading.


🕊The next tab on the navigation bar is The Library Archives tab. On that page, you will find the evolving collection of articles and prose that is more philosophical than the writing shared under the next tab — Power of Poetry.


🕊Power of Poetry

Just as the philosophical prose can be poetic, so too can the poetic, wax philosophic. Some writing is just more philosophical than poetic and vice versa. That’s how new Art Matrix posts are organized.

Poetry is important in our lives for many reasons. There is a power in poetry that takes us to places deeper and more prophetic than do other genres. Hegel wrote that poetry provides the richest and most concrete expression of spiritual freedom.

Soulful exploration and discovery is created with both concentrated inwardly focused contemplation and more externally experienced movement through space and time.

Together, they are inherent in the poetic realm. Yet, it is through an eclectic reading and writing of different genres, that a well-rounded repertoire of knowledge, awareness and understandings are developed.


Literary Nonfiction: My Life Before Me

What is important in the art of poetry and what clearly marks it off from prose is thus the musical ordering of words themselves or versification. 


🕊The Gestalt

From a holistic perspective, a cohesive integration of the five matrix attributes nurtures our greatest potential.

the pure present is the ungraspable advance of the past devouring the future … in truth, all sensation is already memory

Henri Bergson

the eyes of the future are looking back at us and they are praying for us to see beyond our own time

— Terry Tempest Williams

Planting the seeds for transformation

With intentional attitudes we evolve in a more connected, balanced, inspired way.

We discover, understand and empower authentic identity-narratives and core values that are more connected to our genuine nature.

We need to embrace this process with integrity for holistic well-being.


 
I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there and I am prepared to expect wonders.

― Henry David Thoreau

The holistic exploration of wholehearted living is anchored in the creation of a conscious, authentic, healthy existence. With a determined growth mindset, I intentionally embrace a simple, fulfilling life. And, I write about planting seeds that do just that!

🕊 namasté, Leah

Leah J, M.Ed. Psychology, writer/artist/teacher
© 𝔏𝔍𝒮, The ART Matrix 2019

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🕊 The ART Matrix publication creates, edits and reviews philosophical prose, literary nonfiction and poetry embracing holistic well-being.🕊