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Retreat Conference. Openess




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so the first award or the inaki ready to our day at dawn is an opening in both case
lord open my leaps and my mouth we proclaim your brains and i feel that the fact the chairman of our existence resides in this invocation to the other
that open opens us
and their relationship we entertain with thinks and works emacs doesn't the suffice and there is always something some other that we may call
our openness
that is the possibility that i be that we are
a possibility to be open no time the lips but limbs
do more than being in the war more than holding won't consume consuming more than moving thinking or working week invoke the other
we are infinitely more than seemed for beings
and to be faithful to the openness to be channels and media of the openness that is or i will try to express to evoke
in the course of course meditations that i am glad to share with you
and what i ask is your boundless the netherlands to welcome my doctor in english and the inside that have visited my soul and i simply desire to offer
so i have called this first meditation in praise of opens and i would like to share with you an experience of opening
unfolding three events or artistic monastic and even eventually
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so today we launch into the first disclosure through the work of an artist anish kapoor
who aims to move us from the perception of a closed and centered universe and a week and asked where my diverse open
he offers us the experience of a break out from the objectivity of beings and of matter
that means not an abstract desire for purity or this embodiment
but making contact with the flat turn reality that cannot be forced into a form
how for example can you express the search of passions the ups and downs of trust the mighty facetted aspects of experience that perceptions of law be or grace
so born in bombay in nineteen fifty four of an indian father and the jewish mother anish kapoor is english by adoption and by vocation a universe of delivery
i saw his works in rome and naples
from nine in eighty one to nineteen eighty five he works at an installation he calls one thousand names
and i get now
piece of this law so that you realize

so here is a piece and the war and there are other details of the work
if these a assault to we could say of work in progress
at creation in the process of growing revolving around the concept of a bulky and closed space the energy of the sacred in all these com click
as denominations shapes and manifestations the leaving a reality taken on a thousand appearances and that thousand names
and as you can see the installation takes place in a large room
an environment that is at the same time physical spiritual in d the door saussure and cosmic so it is that this room it is we
it is the cosmic
on the floor are scattered three dimensional objects as people form of different color chromatic powder blue red white yellow black that constitute and no no
geometric whole open and free
figures rise from the floor and bite out of the walls expressing energetic expansion of material
their potential for proliferation and tendency to overflow towards and inside or and in our site
thousands name's expresses the experience that living beings are not stable and isolated bodies but particles have a much bigger and boundless own in weeks they
are incorporated they move and they enter connect
and i'll keep a ago or forms and colors creating an energy field of life forces
an unstable marketers have powers present season same boards that doesn't represent a clear identity in glows in the comforting show at what they seem huge shrunk but the multi
for me to have live in her body corruption vibration connection breezing and pulsation
the divine which manifests itself in thousands name's enveloping and accompanying us at every step and with each breath is sublime
like the primary colors it is a creative energy that bursts out from the a basis of the earth from the walls from the events of our everyday life
and from artifacts and images that surround us and yet it is a femoral unstable week undefined close to decomposition almost this are
appearing in the shapes
and the work ask the viewer not only to contemplate as object but also to be traversed
dont don't we can slowly move through the space of the installation with the tension continuously distracted and surprised by the mutability of manifested objects
it's in their perpetual transformation transit and passage through different dimensions between housing and the suspension descent and a son
spiritual and physical divine and human sacred and profane votre and stable order and anarchy
foreignness an emptiness
figures as cones suggesting mountains heights germans some mix of supplies
the broken the edges of a precipice an immense void or dar obese the magnetic forces of the unknown or don'ts like holy in her son
amps or caves lot locus of the family and of the great mother the pregnant maternal womb
the primary element of creations source and origin of or earth becoming an evolution the dawn of life or stairs indicating a a sanction and
descend the main dynamics the desire for flight and fight aspiration to come for skies
so couleur define form but at the same time they comfort and aura which gives the object at vibrational paul sing existence he broke ng something beyond it
it's safe representation
a boroughs and permeable empty pyramids sculptures of passion and emotion that a light breeze can modify like sand dunes in the desert
temporary solidification mentor landscapes and brain frames sores german
energies from outside that flow passionately in the inside life that cook accolades in unstable beings and dispersed is expounding itself in new these fine
so being formed by the purest of outer the cold tours of beach element become all rose they're mixing of earth and air allows each for
from to situate itself at the juncture between the physical or sands your and the spiritual the measurable and the immeasurable matter and spirit persona and universe
and kapoor stays
i began to evolve the idea which had to do with things are shirley revered
the objects on the floor appeared to be partially submerged like ice bergs
every body temporarily defined by the pigment implies that there is something more hidden by the revered shape it shares a secret on
inexhaustible flux of life it is a softening of the established boundaries of every figure and name of every human potential to calibrate things or
or to reduce everything to an object we can control
neither pain nor sculpture kapoor saves of himself i do want to do not want i not want to make scarred sure about form i way
i wish to make sculpture about belief about passion about experience that is outside of material concern
and to go outside dog material concern doesn't mean the d negation of the fizzy court but opening to the reality of passion of phase of experience that can
to be forced or constrained by a form or every presentation so art offers an experience of rashomon
avant i'm reachable other where
there is something more than what i am able to perceive
and the body becomes a the core of the unknown and the material loses its fig city finding a new connection with the unsinkable that re awaken our senses for the
and just a last word around the succeeding works of kapoor
that intensifies the desire to offer fewer extension in a dynamic change so a accentuate the passage from the dc for object to
trump's for me extend shown us through the use of excessive and expounded sizes huge sunken hemisphere red or blue bouncing out of the war like enveloping warmth
plastic gigantic or regular or guns like attractive for unfathomable cavities of listening you can almost enter into or immense
mirroring a wrap or less with their concave surfaces that throw of altered reflections oh have you in front of the parabolas screens that capture and liquified
i'd the outside world as the parabolas of our same city mind
or design gods opening in the floor recalling your own intimate and unfilmable
recording sanford like that on the floor this obese that like absorb or attract you
so we shift to the second aspect
and of opening
and it refers to the story told us in the second book of dialogues of st gregory the great to at chapter thirty three so another experience of opening
it is the well-known meeting of benedict with his sister scholastica that a tense once in a year not far from his mana sticking i chord eat the story of my
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crises and opening and marrow camel stay for made roman catholic monks and okay
so having spent all day long in conversation
and with a strong desire to continually the fascinating discussion till the morning scholastic up bags her brother to stay but he's absolutely death to the voice of his see
a building to the dictate of the monastic rule benedict answers he cannot on any account stay outside the monastery for the night
bombs so the discussion could be close definitely close but in response to the destiny refuse your she immediately intertwines her hands lowers
i her hat and a company's her petition to god who is love with such passion and tears to provoke a torrential rain a sort of el nino prevent
during her brother from leaving and floating water a company an overflow of law
at that moment she's able even to be ironic inviting him to go out and return to the monastery
and the day ends with the praise of the prayer that gush from the heart and caused the rain to flawed from the sky more is possible for the one who laughs
so scholastica seizes the crisis the negativity the impasse with her brother and overcomes the block in communication
initiating a relationship with the source of openness breaking the stone tables of prescription to inaugurate the flowing over new spirit the promotion
i'm of affection hospitality kindness appreciation of the other
so their wise brother p surrender control and self master being at the mercy of something on known
he he's in a certain way force to open his son says to discern in the transgression of his sister unprecedented passage or visitation of god
where first
a once and for all written law prescribed to my consciousness and undifferentiated way of doing i now find myself advancing advancing on a virgin soil
in then no written and not programmed space where my listening is sharpened opened to the transcendence of the voice of the other purse
furthermore the then recounted to us is an invitation to combine our professional fee day with it a factors feeding the fates profession
with the fates of tax
the brotherly sisterly seen invites us to read inhabit the sphere of our emotions and census
at the heart of our monastic tradition there is a tendency to immunize feelings that evaporates emotional sensitivity and the spiritual tone of their songs
evangelical sensitivity challenges the human to bloom through touch the shedding of tears empathy carry listening mutual promotion
enlarging the customary laws and rules it divides each of us to be open to the unpredictable surprises of love
and now a third shift
at the third induction of opening concert an evangelical seen
the healing over deaf and dumb person mark seven thirty one
so jesus returns
wrong arrives at crosses from makes for elsewhere
he's journey doesn't know an end or boundary
he has no country temple or ruled that keeps him except the doors of the human heart at twitch he doesn't cease to knock
don't be welcome and to transform
he walks across the petrified areas of our senses brains or source of our dogmatic and ethic architectures he's the pilgrim clothed the with
one thousand names the virgin born the company of the sinners the criminals scaphoid the stranger met along the way he continually challenges hours
senses to recognize and welcome his past said geez
crossing he can cause turbulence perhaps he must cause turbulences in our accustomed pasts measurable presents predictable futures
they bring him a deaf and dumb purse begging him to lay his ends on him
so a creative background permeates the seen the bible tells us that our humanity is a matter of fingers and of dress
hence creation happens through the touch of a potter
your hands at shaped and molded me
a passionate artist takes the manager ball clay and begins to censor dies with the care for pressure of his fingers
the create energy flows through the hands
god's mystery is touching
we know very well that the hand is gifted with vision it knows
sometimes the language is not enough to sooth the wounds or to celebrate the joy we have to accompany the words with a gesture
out stretching out our hands to intensify the conduct
jesus hands are full of tact he's tactful able to foster a compact
his and convey trust blessing care affection recovery forgiveness sharing of bread and of grace
hence and breath
the leaving being shares its breath so that something of the rhythm of its music may result in the body of its creatures
aeration renews that breath that infinite fire that in kinders existence
he says to him effort that be opened
the word that net that he never ceased to utter stimulating the outbursts of creation
ward and tongue ear and listening
the word of a person grows and is enriched in portion of his her listening
our body bursts out into live with a cry
and the course of our lives will be as low modulation of duct pristine prima mcbride more dear cry
with which we came to light a cry gradually becoming at genesis of voice language singing moaning
every time a new birth of our son and of that of the others intimate maternity is more and more subtle wind abundant
i'm listening beginning in the feet life when a mother begins to swaddle and to caress with words her baby necessary to vivify it's fragile life
sounds that begin to open the emotional words of the hidden creature
so the voice is always for an ear
is always relation
it's one of ours is revealed by his her our unique voice in the interplay with the boys of the other
there are deep parts of our ourselves that we don't hear
all that we suffocate wrecked voices of our past
there are eyes notice in the language of our emotions
there are prisms in our brains in weeks we are cup church and try also to enclose others
we often cut off with hasty judgments or practices instead of offering spaces and time to and forward to raza named to welcome
i'm the intimate hidden truth of a purse
so we offer ourselves to a sub or as a support matter in the hands of the loving potter
expose two day event that open us to the young
every day
and this is an invitation of openness so i conclude with a prayer
a tizzy tasty prayer
make of me at bowie
spirit of love make of me a bowl open to receive
open to give
open to be given open to be stolen
spirit of love make of me a bowl for you from whom you take something
in which you may put something
maybe you will find something in me to take
or maybe an my precious enough so that you my put he named something
spirit of love make of me a bone for my neighbor
open for a love for the beauty with desire to give
open for their concerns and their needs
open to their sad and fear for eyes that are asking something of me
spirit of love make a bowl of
thank you