A Heart of Stone
The earth beneath our feet has been formed by intense fire and immense pressure, forged upon the anvil of time into the beautiful, natural world we see today. It can however, at times, also be challenging due to the hand of ‘Man’ and our relentless need to mould nature to our will. Green spaces, that once gave us an oasis of calm, have become concrete walls that trap us, closing us in both mentally (the head) as well as emotionally (the heart).
However, it is still possible to find ourselves in an exquisitely peaceful space. We just need to remember that there are steps we can to return to a place of calm. Through mindful awareness, self analysis and visualisation/ physical actions we can return to nature, we can find emotional and psychological healing.
Through the project ‘A Heart of Stone’, we aim to bring small ‘mindful moments’ to your day.
As part inspired by a social media ‘project’ we started to paint small rocks and stones with symbols that possessed a deep underlying meaning and for the finder would trigger their inquisitiveness.
Human beings for millennia have been carving and painting rocks in a way that both worships the earth around them as well as connects the to their fellow ‘Man’. Each image or symbols describing their connection to the planet and we felt that the act of marking a small stone from the very earth that we stand upon and in leaving it for someone to find it had the potential to trigger the need to seek and understand their place in the world, in this moment.
Each marked symbol has a corresponding message and each message was intended to trigger a need to understand more.
We started out doing this alone, however we felt that ‘everyone’ should have the chance to be part of this movement and to share present moment awareness and the love of the natural world. After all we are all connected on this blue/ green sphere we call earth. We also have an intrinsic desire to make the world a healthier and happier place to live and therefore we encourage everyone to take part.
If you want to take part here are the basics:
- Firstly, you take a rock that you find and one that ‘feels’ right to you. The shape and size is up to you, but something that can be carried around as a reminder to be ‘mindful’, etc. would be a good way to spread the message.
- You then choose one of the symbols from the list here: