Asheville Ceramic Artist Sondra Hastings’ Meditation Plates
“Meditation is all about the pursuit of nothingness. It’s like the ultimate rest.
It’s better than the best sleep you’ve ever had. It’s a quieting of the mind. It sharpens everything, especially your appreciation of your surroundings. It keeps life fresh. ” ~ Hugh Jackman
Sondra Hastings started bringing us her “Original Asheville Mediation Plates” about 2 years ago.
She said that they were inspired by old world labyrinths and new age mediation walking trails.In ancient times people would walk the path of a labyrinth in order to reach enlightenment or salvation.
People thought of labyrinths as being symbolic “pilgrimages” – designed to open one’s eyes to new spiritual vistas.
But modern day labyrinths have more entertaining purposes and with Sondra’s Mediation Plates, any “walking” along the path is done with your eyes closed – using your fingertips!
People have used these popular plates for everything from simple desktop doodling “toy”; to something soothing to give to a misbehaving child; to a gentle way to transition from the hustle of the work day to a more centered frame of mind; or as something to aid in the “pursuit of nothingness”.
Take a look below at just a few of these wonderful “let your fingers do the walking” meditation plates.
June 28, 2014 – Sondra Hastings – Live Art Demo of Ceramics, Meditation Plates & More