To dig through the ‘dirt’ yourself, or to crave the worm on the hook?

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People were made to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason the world is in chaos is because things are loved and people are used. – Dalai Lama Do you follow the market or nature? Are you a consumer or a creator? Are you a capitalist or a humanist? Yes, it’s an either-or decision! You cannot run and drive, fast and eat at the same time, or … Continue reading

The XXI Century ‘Bread and Games’ Death Trap

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e.g. • Bread = Amazon • Games = Netflix • Late Roman decadence = late capitalist decadence • Gladiators = social media «influencers» • Visitors/Spectators = On the screens • Plague = corona virus • Decline of business and culture = “Corona” measures • Further elimination of democratic elements, “royal” campaigns in the deserted areas (e.g. under Charlemagne) = “Corona” consequences (weakening of the middle class and sell-off of SMEs, … Continue reading

COURAGEOUS JUMP OF KINDNESS

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It’s easy to be smart, but difficult to be kind. Indeed, kindness requires courage and strength. Awareness-intelligent thought and courageous efforts to act in kindness reward with feelings of egoless affection, as everybody knows who has ever, for example, only helped a lost tourist despite low likelihood to ever meet again and get reciprocity. By caring for somebody’s soul, we care for the collective of all souls, we affect universal … Continue reading

THE VAMPIRIZED STAR

I wanted to create a stAr Knowing that sex sElls Some curves were added aroUnd — Can you still see the stAr Because of the Vampire effEct You may be distracted too mUch — Better let a star be a stAr For it stands for itsElf On its own valuable groUnd

BECOME RESILIENT: How to mentally configure the three basic human needs of safety, satisfaction, and connectedness

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This article is part of a collaborative effort to shed light on the critically important topic of resilience. Three perspectives, however, revealing common patterns of the concept and approaches to become more resilient. You can read the original collaborative post on Patty’s Blog featuring the skilled helpers listed below: https://pattywolters.com/blog/2020/12/24/resilience-skilled-helpers-collaborative/ Learning resilience through flowing water by Rika Cossey, Transformational Coach @ www.rikacossey.com Resilient by Sujit Gogoi, Career Clarity Coach @ The Impactverse Coaching … Continue reading

The ‘Corona World War’ or the 3rd World War in Corona Times (4 min. read)

If the economy is not in constant struggle anyway, then during Corona times there are increased signs of war effects. Understanding the wider context is important. It takes critical thinking, courage, and a belief in positive change. But how? My repeated lesson is: win self-control instead of economic wars so that everyone benefits. The virtual realm was slowly but surely occupied, administered and borrowed again by the large technology and … Continue reading

“Pre-art” (Vorkunst): The direct and primal expression and representation of forms and symbols

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Here are some pictures from the currently running group exhibition at the Van der Plas Gallery in NYC. Happy to be part of this rich and inspiring show with lots of new ideas beyond the notion of conventional art. You can RSVP or take the 3D tour here: http://vanderplasgallery.com/ Van Der Plas Gallery Cordially Invites You to View “Vor Kunst” Exhibition Dates: November 23, 2020 – December 3, 2020 Location: Van … Continue reading

Two pieces for peace

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Hoping, speaking out for, and acting for social justice and change is not coming from negativity. Instead, it is the expression of positive thinking that things can be done better and a healthier and more peaceful world is possible. M. Sager It is easy to love people when they smell [look] good, but sometimes they slip into the manure of life and smell [look] awful. You must love them just … Continue reading

Fluffed up vs. ‘reality before appearances’

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Fluffed up (M. Sager, 2020). Acrylic on woodpanel, 50 x 100 cm As we deserve to be not judged by our past, we should not judge others according to the labels they are given. The socio-economic status of people doesn’t tell us much about their human qualities. Try to see people’s soul regardless of social personality appearances. Don’t waste your thoughts on interpreting equipment, façade styles, and fashions. They are … Continue reading

Becoming whole (free from structural prisons)

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Awareness is needed to realign the structures that hold us prisoners of organic existence with the non-structural wholeness of unbound consciousness. We need awareness for living a wholly human life that is inspired by divine consciousness and lived through the practical use of our biological organism. The mind is the intellectual capability that builds on the undifferentiated consciousness that can be understood as a general receptivity triggering potential thought. Awareness … Continue reading

F… airytale

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F… airytale. (M. Sager, 2020). Acrylic on wood panel, 40 x 60 cm Many people believe that they would not be complete without a legally bounded better half, that everybody needs somebody to romantically relate to and be taken care of, that one has to be someone’s personified treasure, and that an embodied relationship is the source of all strength. These prince-and-princess fairytales are sweet to promote the continuance of … Continue reading

Rueda dance of life

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Rueda dance of life (M. Sager, 2020). Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 80 cm Do become an attentive and agile dancer who controls the body, cooperates with the mind, and coordinates the congeniality of the souls to dance the socio-temporal dance of life. Every movement is your decision, and harmony comes from being intelligently aware of your, your partners’, and the music’s desire to unfold. When the spirit of the … Continue reading

Shaped into the expression of freedom (‘Pre-art’ at VAN DER PLAS Galery NY)

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Trinity Warrior II, acrylic on wood panel, 80 x 80 cm ‘Vor Kunst’ “Das Symbolische ist die Vorkunst; und das Symbolische hat dahin fortzugehen, daß das geistige frei werde und sich eine Gestalt gebe, daß sein Dasein Nicht auch ein anderes vorstellt, sondern nur das Geistige vorstellt. Das ist das Ziel des Symbolischen” Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Van Der Plas Gallery is issuing an open call for artists to exhibit … Continue reading

Can you see the wheel of joy (࿋) in my face?

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Trinity Warrior IV (M. Sager, 2020). Acrylic on wood panel, 60 x 60 cm. A face also seems to me to be in three parts (instead of just left/right, up/down) -> ࿋ wheel of joy. It’s a bit more difficult to recognize, but all the more dynamic/harmonious (as with everything :-)).

We can photograph the outer world, but our inward view has to be painted.

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Comprehensive awareness is like the capturing of light, which is our soul’s essential yearning. Life wants to reveal itself to us. Even if we close our eyes, some light is shining through the lids. The clouds are not a part of the sky. It’s never completely dark; there is always radiating vividness. To see clearly, wait until the clouds are gone. They are just the changing and passing stories others … Continue reading

ME, WE, ALL OF THEM TOGETHER

Today’s state of consciousness and social intelligence still seems to rest on the limitation of “me and we.” Aren’t we capable of adding (especially as concerning the future) “all of them” to our social scope? Humans are social beings equipped with the mental capacity of social intelligence whose ultimate enabler is awareness. What is the scope of most (scientific and popular) definitions of Social Intelligence? Does being socially intelligent deploy … Continue reading

(Non-violent) ‘fighting’ for Awareness Intelligence that comprises the three treasures of Taoism

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Trinity Warrior III. Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm. (Non-violent) ‘fighting’ for Awareness Intelligence that comprises the three treasures of Taoism: MODERATION leads to generosity (All are born the same as humans. There is no superiority of anyone, just different cultures, and societal norms. -> I’m thinking about my INTRAPERSONAL PAST. Who am I really regardless of my upbringing?) COMPASSION leads to courage (Unconditional love removes fear from pressure, … Continue reading

Trinity warriors: A loving mother and father fight for a child’s right for both parents

As with predominant dualistic thinking, (parent-children) relationships are also wrongly understood as between two parties. It seems to be the insecure ego’s desire to own a person. A trinity warrior, on the other hand, doesn’t have to control through exclusive possession. Instead, he or she recognizes an individual’s right to be complete by one’s own and to maintain other relationships with both parents too. Take the mother, who can separate … Continue reading