THE LAST TEN YEARS: A Path to Awareness Intelligence

Photo 2012
BROKEN CULTURES (Mathias Sager, 2017. Oil on wood panel, 53 x 45 cm)
Photo 2022

Looking back to the last 10 years*, 7 in Japan, 3 in Switzerland, it feels exciting, like having entered a second life. Without shame of losing face, studying, and practicing. A learning path to Awareness Intelligence.

*Yes, sometimes I also look back … to learn without regret and without pressure to live up to a story others want to create for us.

A PATH TO AWARENESS INTELLIGENCE

Commonly unspectacular, a Swiss citizen’s life
Eastward with the goal to further thrive
When I arrive in the land of the rising sun
Cultural clashes, there I’m Mathias Sager san

I would not have believed my greeting future
Lost identity, emergence of an actualized father
Through the eyes of a child, with a child, for a child
A new land, far away, yet an inner view that died

Different, knowing, growing, fallen out of favor
Refusing the call to fight, love seemed braver
The shallowness of business passing by these eyes
Remembering my daughter, and the world of lies

I’m doing it again; the challenges are teachers
And teaching shall I be against the treacherous
Conditional “love”, which I find our time’s disease
If I can’t adapt, never will we have more peace

Curtains of tears are my entrance to the light
Working all day and night, this path seems right
Barriers bridged by worded paintings, painted poetry
The magic of the three, third career that’s necessary

My friends, the books alone stand by in times of loss
I do not fear death anymore; this pond I cross
At the same time, obstacles, and sources of energy
Putting into practice what I’ve studied in psychology

I was looking for happiness and found meaning, yes
When I accepted meaning, happiness became meaningless
Knowledge from the heart because reason is blinding
The love for you gives purpose to everything

Civilization, shallow pleasures; they just exist
In nature, I resist; in privileges, I don’t insist
Inspired, I’m back to follow the calling
An artist’s fitness, kindness, and wisdom, I’m all in