What is the point of any meditation, never mind drawing meditation? You might think that meditation is a good idea because it makes you calm, or it slows your heart rate and lowers your blood pressure, or maybe you think it will lower stress and help you cope with work/life difficulties.
Meditation can help with all these but you might consider the beneficial aspects almost a side-effect. Meditation is aimed at focusing the mind, taming it if you like. Making the mind work in a clear and attentive way, rather than flitting here and there, worrying about this and that. But why bother?
Well as we have seen in the exercises so far the point is to try and be more attentive. To pay attention to being alive in the world. To noticing what it is to be, to exist, moment to moment. And why would you want to be aware of what it is to be alive? well if you have to ask that, you are in the wrong place.
Central to noticing being alive is that on reflection you may notice there was no “me” doing the drawing and not “it” being drawn; no two things, no duality. The thing that is being attentive feels no different than that which is being experienced. This is because there is nobody in your head being attentive to something else in your head entering through your eyes (you have only one head). Once you notice that there is only one experience, you begin to realise that everything experienced is simply that, one experience. Not someone experiencing something outside; someone experiencing something is really one experience, something and someone are one-thing.
It sounds odd, but language is a poor medium for explaining experiences; experiences have to be experienced not talked about. Which is where drawing meditation comes in. By following the exercises outlined here it is possible to experience oneness. Or what we might call non-duality. Try the exercise and notice when the illusion of watcher and watched drops away and you become awake to the experience of being.