Art and Essence

When I take the time to reflect and express my experience of creating  and my relationship to art I can authentically  say that art is integral to my nature, just as the scent seems to be integral to the essence of a flower’s nature. The meditative life that I have discovered seems to be so much a part of this way of art that I am emerged in and is no doubt enormously conducive to that creative drive. When I let go of the compulsion to plan or control my life artistic essence arises naturally and spontaneously. That authentic act of creation is not self-conscious. Something more vast than the self seems to take over. The intentional willful focus of that part that I refer to as the ego becomes passive. Its active presence can actually interfere with inspiration

i have no problem with assuming that art is a part of our human nature  as it is a part of mine and that it works in a similar way for us all. My understamding of art has more to with that what arises from, is connected to and created from  that part of us that is our essemce. We have come to live collectively in a forgetful way, this often becoming veiled in our daily lives.

A New Creation by Gord

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In Being We Find Truth/Life

Falsehood  has an infinity of combinations and possibilities but the truth has only one mode of being – Jean Jaques Rouseau

The world is not found in our books and maps. It is discovered in opening to it; in being. We don’t need to figure out what it is all about. We just need to be with it and we find the truth from that.
There is a difference in how we look for our questions, to be answered. We can ask questions as the subject expecting answers or they can arise in the moments as we are engaged with life and as we encounter obstacles along the way, opening ourselves to looking to life and intuitive signals. The  nature of the difference is what we must come to realize and understand for ourselves.

Humans are afraid of uncertainty and of the future. They  have created institutions, structures,  ideologies in some vain and  arbitrary  effort to create some sense of security where there isn’t any. But we know in our hearts that faith does not grow in the house of certainty and we sacrifice it for our belief in these creations.   If we can let go and be with what is, answers arise for us out of a more authentic way of living and being.