Can you feel the experience of the painting, inspired by the August 2017 solar eclipse?
The solar eclipse was a unique moment, when time seemed to stand still. Where light and shadow switched places in a way, or played trickster to the "norm." We were brought into the living moment dramatically, reminded we cannot take for granted that which is expected. And, is life ever only what we expect? It doesn't have to be.
We can pause to see the capacity for each moment to be unique, alive and different. What are we missing when we live otherwise? Who knows what new things and possibilities are waiting to be discovered if only we pause, if we listen, if we don't assume, if we bring ourselves fresh and clean into each moment.
The eclipse brought people into stillness and awareness on that August day, in those moments, in the pause so many of us took all around the country. We need more of it! Nature spoke so powerfully, drawing us into inner stillness in that August moment!
Stacy M. AuCoin, LCSW
Stacy is a licensed counselor, poet, speaker, and facilitator of workshops & seminars about meditation and cultivating practices for well-being, and transformation. She earned her MSW in clinical social work from Smith College School For Social Work, in Northampton, MA. Stacy has practiced in Massachusetts; Washington, D.C.; Jackson, Wyoming; and Bozeman, Montana.