Grounding Through Art: Arjuna’s Cosmic Trip

Wandering through an art museum is one of the most grounding experiences I know. If you haven’t done so in a while, look up some free art museum days in your city (they almost always have free days or you can check out guest passes at a local library) and give yourself time to wander through a museum with an open heart and mind. When you see a piece that speaks to you, try to sit down and gaze at intently. Gradually, allow your gaze to soften, bringing your gaze to an internal point, perhaps in your heart center or third eye region. Breathe. Allow yourself to become as timeless as the painting; as infinite as the creative spirit.

If you can’t make it to a physical art museum, my son (an Ashtanga Yoga practitioner) has curated an online art museum over on Pinterest. Check it out here. But be sure to give yourself lots of time; it’s a pretty extensive museum.

It’s been almost a year since my son received his BFA in painting and drawing. The painting, “Arjuna’s Cosmic Trip,” was featured in his senior exhibit and can also be seen in Next Magazine (last page). All of the bodies in this painting are connected.

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