Trailer with lettering: BAH DAH

Tag: presence

09/02/09 NOW / Roanoke, VA

Trailer with lettering: NOW

Mantra Trailer appearance hosted by the Art Musuem of Western Virginia.

07/29/09 TAN CIERTO / San Francisco, CA

Trailer with lettering: TAN CIERTO

I am here
as certain as the air that I breath,
as certain as the morning rises,
as certain as I sing for you and you can hear me.

06/26/09 I FEEL MY FEET ON THE FLOOR / San Francisco, CA

Trailer with lettering: I FEEL MY FEET ON THE FLOOR

05/28/08 THIS IS WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW / Durham, NC

Trailer with lettering: THIS IS WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW

05/01/08 OPEN YOUR HEART / VCCA, Amherst, VA

Trailer with lettering: OPEN YOUR HEART

04/01/08 Entitlement / University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

mantra trailer

After interacting with people all day I noticed that I was nicer and less demanding to the cashiers at Kinko’s, Smoothie King, and the Harris Teeter. Not that I’m rude usually but as a consumer I seem to carry around an inner voice of entitlement. It’s a voice so embedded that I normally don’t notice it. After a day facilitating the Mantra Trailer at the University of Virginia, I lost the embedded feeling of entitlement and noticed it’s absence. Like noticing silence after the repetition of a mantra.

I’m not sure why this happened. Maybe because I spent the day being open to every experience? Maybe from the careful act of listening? Maybe from being in the position of asking for participation? Maybe from relationship exhaustion???

01/03/08 BE HERE NOW / Gainesville, FL

11/07/07 MY MIND RESTS ON MY BREATH / VCCA, Amherst, VA

10/27/07 YOU ONLY GO AROUND A ONCE / Durham, NC