Honor the Negative Space
Keywords:mindfulness, observation, attention, pause, contemplative teaching
AbstractBradford Grant’s concept of “negative space” is the area between, around, above and below objects. Becoming aware of negative space gives us a feeling of spaciousness in our environment. Awareness of negative space as it relates to time opens our lives even more. This paper examines and helps us to value the negative space which flows around, between and through activities and which makes up the latticework of our days.
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