Sunday, October 14, 2007

Where the Truth Lies...

The truth lies behind eight billion doors (and windows).

The truth wears six billion faces, each with different life circumstances, a different life script, and a different mode of emotional being. For me, doing art takes me to a place from which I can accept all scripts and embrace the subjective and relative nature of truth....

Because my own script, when involved in creative process, is so engaging to me, always varied and full of mystery, it teaches me both tolerance and hope. The bounty of creative options available to me gives me confidence in the infinite potential of the universe, for hope, harmony, and healing. In short, it gives me joy.

-The above two paragraphs are quoted from my article "Art and Power," published in Creativity Portal, . You can read the article in its entirety if you like. I'd be interested to hear how you experience your own subjectivity!

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  1. Awesome post and I loved your "Art and Power" as well. For me doing astronomy, whether it be taking pictures or just viewing gives me extreme satisfaction or as you put it "achieving harmony within myself" when I'm looking at a nebula or galaxy, its mine to enjoy at that moment in time, a sense I'm in tuned with the cosmos, and thats alright, nothing, and I mean nothing else matters.

  2. That's great, Bob, to have such a fascination that when you're engaged in it, "nothing else matters." That's how I feel with my painting and photography. We are so lucky to have these passions that lead us towards feelings of Oneness and connectedness with the universe!

    Thanks for sharing. Of course, your particular passion comes across so poignantly in your blog!

  3. my art is therapy for me....and I sometimes feel guilty.....because I see so many without a passion or an interest.....
    very compelling read Lynda...
    I noticed that you subscribe to Robert Genn's do I....

  4. Kim,

    My art is therapy for me, too, especially since I had breast cancer four years ago. But it has become more than that. It's definitely my connection to joy!

    Yes, I read Robert Genn's letters whenever I can because they're always thought-provoking, and I've responded to quite a few of them.

    Did I tell you that "The Road Less Traveled" is also one of my favorite books? And classsical is my favorite music. We have a lot in common... :-)

  5. Thank you for your very important insights, Lynda. It has given me much to contemplate this Monday morning. Cindy at Rosehaven Cottage

  6. Hi Cindy! Good to see you! I hope you're having some sunny weather at Rosehaven Cottage this week! Good for your blooms and good for the spirit, after some cloudy days, right?

  7. it seems we do aren't a Leo are you? :)

  8. Kim, I'm a Gemini. I wonder which part of my "dual nature" most resembles your Leo nature? ;-)


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