Diary of a Rock Balancer :: 

Stone Balance Art created and photographed by Michael Grab — 12 May 2016 — Istria, Croatia ::


Perhaps i was a bit unclear the other day when i mentioned ‘flow-states’.

Flow is not about some ambiguously positive ideal or destination. It is a state of consciousness and being, characterized by non-attachment. No more, no less. There is no positive/negative involved.

Therefore don’t deny feelings, ‘good’ or ‘bad’, love or otherwise — but as much as you want to grasp and hold, don’t. Let it go. If it’s meant to come back, it WILL.




a favorite poem:

He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity’s sunrise.

~ William Blake


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    1. Gravity Glue Kauai north shore on the Kalalau trail. They are as far as the eye can see:) nothing quite as amazing as yours but thought you would like to see:)

  1. But positive negative can draw one to “flow” when “flow” is lacking because positive and negative states combined make flow. All life energy is held in positive /negative and neutral states. One cannot separate oneself from either three states just be in the flow of them all together. Hard to explain but all is flow.

  2. Part of me really wants to see a time-lapse of you making this because I genuinely can’t comprehend how you put this together with 2 hands…. and the other part doesn’t want you to ruin the surprise ;)

  3. It sounds so “easy” letting go, with the unsaid “don’t mind, it was not meant to be – who knows what it was good for…” – and includes so much trust in a “plan” which unseen for me guides.
    Letting go is as if you kill part of your heart and dreams.
    And that hurts so unspeakably much.
    Only one small – I’m running out of my English – sperm? of hope is growing and tries to illuminate
    Not easy to say what I want so l leave it like this.

  4. Celui qui veut conquérir la joie,
    Malgré lui, la brisera ;
    Celui qui, quand elle passe, sait doucement l’embrasser
    Pourra toute sa vie en profiter.
    W Blake

  5. God appears & God is light
    To those poor Souls who dwell in Night
    But does a Human form display
    To those who dwell in Realms of day – William Blake

    1. I have been painting “forever” – and had gallery representation on four continents a t various times – oils, watercolor and, now, acrylics. Your art is so stunning . . . I look forward to everything you post.

    1. thanks! it was nice to find this spot with fresh slabs. these ones sounded glassy too.. i think these are how many of the glassy beach rocks start, before taken by the sea!

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