To Die For Truth

I found the following David Brooks article in the New York Times to be an excellent article on suffering. There are a lot of layers to peel away before we can discover what we authentically are. I am not sure that this ever ends during one’s lifetime although I wouldn’t know because I am  still peeling away layers of my personality and discovering more authentic parts of myself that I left behind at some point. These layers may have aided me in surviving in some ironic way: at the same time they covered over and hid  what I  truly am.  But as I read in Nisgardattas book “I Am That”   “A man willing to die for the truth will get it.”

 

What Suffering Does by David Brooks

Author: Gord Clements

I find some satisfaction in the act of attempting to express my experience of life through painting, writing, language and other art forms. I have been painting for over thirty five years and combine my love of art with a meditative and contemplative way of life. I have an intuitive sense that true creativity is something that arises from beyond and through Qthe self that can be explored and shared through some form of expression although I always hope to open to the influence of that which is beyond my limited sense of self.

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