How can we be more present and conscious in everyday life?
Cooks, artists, writers, dancers and just ordinary (but each special) people inspire me on how to be awake.
Find something that is right for you and experiment in your everyday life.
Listen to vegetablePlants cannot speak, but we try to listen to their silent “voices.” Through persistent effort and daily encounters with vegetables, we come to grasp something essential about them. We humans have shared thousands of years of history with plants, ever since we emerged on earth. And the genes in the some 60 trillion cells of our bodies are deeply entwined with plants. When vegetables are taken into our body in the best possible form, our cells are thus pleased.
Cooking can set you mind free.Jeong Kwan is a Zen Buddhist nun and chef of Korean cuisine. She lives in the Chunjinam Hermitage at the Baegyangsa temple in South Korea, where she cooks for fellow nuns and monks, as well as occasional visitors. Jeong Kwan does not own a restaurant and has no formal culinary training.
An exploration of being present.The Marina Abramović Method is an exploration of being present in both time and space. It incorporates exercises that focus on breath, motion, stillness, and concentration. The audience plays a central role in this section of the exhibition, here counting grains of rice.