witness

art journal drawing of broken heart

The ability to witness our own experience is a valuable skill worth developing. It is strengthened by stillness and presence, and the ability to step outside oneself – outside the ego – and view our experience through new eyes. In the practice of ritual, witnessing can help you listen, discern, receive, and bring back the treasure.

Are you a faithful witness of your own experience? How could you develop your skills as a witness?

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Art journal spread The Heart That’s Breaking – Open?, July 2006. Wax crayon, pencil and collage on paper.