A Universalist’s Perspective

mathias sager painting UNIVERSALIST PERSPECTIVE acrylic on canvas 60 x 80 cm

Tunnel view on life Single-mindedness is praised and rewarded everywhere in science as well as in business and private matters. If integrating more aspects of life into one’s lifestyle, one is considered unfocused and not knowing what he/she wants. People typically educate and develop in clearly predefined, straight career paths, and socially common and therefore accepted ways in which people all too often assume a tunnel view on life so … Continue reading

Three-way matches for better decision making

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If you want to increase reliability in decision-making, you need three fixation points, respectively three sources, for a three-way match. If for a point to be confirmed, you can’t find two other reference points, verification is weak. Think about a tripod and how its three legs need to interact simultaneously to provide a stable stand. Only by such a well-established awareness, more significant logical arcs of higher importance and sharper … Continue reading

The Knotgoblin

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The KNOTGOBLIN (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 cm) Consistent thinking is the knotgoblin that is strangling our Self. That’s how I’d interpret the deeper meaning of the saying ‘Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds’ by Ralph Waldo Emerson. First, not changing one’s mind testifies the absence of learning, the addiction to the ever-same thoughts, respectively the missing implementation of lessons learned. Second, if the mind … Continue reading

Arms of Awareness

ARMS OF AWARENESS (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 80 cm)

ARMS OF AWARENESS (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 80 cm) The observation of the environment helps to see the light as all material objects reflect light. Light is everywhere, including in all of us, and time does not let it fade. That’s how reflections become perennial. There is still the reflection of our ancestors in the light, the same light that will transport our visual and energetic appearance … Continue reading

The 3 types of Psychic Blindness, which prevent Awareness Intelligence

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Mindfulness is a buzzword used all over. But still, few seem to understand what exactly the mind should be full of. Most people do not systematically think about their thinking; they do not reflect on their scope of awareness. Psychic blindness appears to be a common issue and, therefore, hinders natural fitness, unconditional kindness, and spiritual wisdom. “The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.” – Unknown. The eyes … Continue reading

FROM CONSCIOUSNESS TO AWARENESS INTELLIGENCE / VON BEWUSSTSEIN ZU BEWUSSTSEINSINTELLIGENZ

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An electrical device neither contains nor produces electricity itself nor is our body the source of life energy. Instead, a body only comes to life and a brain becomes conscious when it is connected to life energy. Next: Control is required. While consciousness turns on the power supply, intelligent awareness controls activities and behavior (e.g. using record buttons, erasing, playing, stop buttons). A person, although stimulated by consciousness, would not … Continue reading

Return to roundness

Painting RETURN TO ROUNDNESS M. Sager 2021, Acrylic on canvas 150 x 120 cm

As energy works in waves, life operates in the softness and roundness of circles and cycles. The earth rotates around the sun, we sleep and wake in rhythmic sequels, like the circle of birth and death. What a contrast we create between the spherical, freely flowing world of life energy and the squared and edged compositions of the frightened human mind seeking physical protection. Instead of predominantly angular, cubic, boxed, … Continue reading

How we became from a “pulling from” to a “pushed to” society

NOWHERE-TO-GO GENERATION (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 150 cm)

Do you realize that the pendulum switched? The future is here. There were only a few gaps to close, why even the digital generation has not been aware of losing their possibility to pull. It is definitely history that with free choice we can selectively draw from the endless streams of tunneled information to which we are bound. In the past you could find out where things were coming from … Continue reading

Identities: Obstacles to change

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[This article was also published together with other authors at the ‘Skilled Helpers Collaborative’: tinyurl.com/dsja4q4h] Transitions can be defined as “change from one form to another.” In physical life, change is inevitable. So, we (and all matter) constantly change. Our body that we occupied only a few years ago does not contain the same atoms anymore and might look quite different. All real estate erodes. Paradoxically, it’s that unstable matter … Continue reading

Break out

BREAK OUT (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on wood panel, 80 x 80 cm)

We know that Santa Claus is a fairytale, and yet we keep it alive. We know that many regulations and laws are ridiculous, and yet we follow them obediently. We know that corporate sustainability is an afterthought, and yet we don’t insist on keeping them accountable. We know that our identity is a product of socialization, and yet we believe that’s who we are. And all because if we want … Continue reading

FITTING IN

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If you want to fit it, you have to bend.

Modern primitive

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The modern tools are sold to human RESOURCES as: education knowledge fulfillment skills / ability happiness connection However, the human BEINGS suffer: distraction fake information emptiness numbness / disability pleasure / addiction disconnection

The mountain

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Pleasures are shortcuts for joy, meaning does trump happiness, and everything starts with being your true self as if there were no expectations and boundaries to you. Don’t take the lift and complain about bad fitness; climb one mountain after the other. Unlearn the stories of deficiencies you told yourself. Overcome the illusion of being able to possess or be possessed by any worldly thing or person, and thereby take … Continue reading

Dangerous highway

mathias sager psychology art dangerous highway acrylic on canvas painting

People who are not able to coordinate complex multi-limb movements with their bodies are called disabled and are not allowed to do certain things like, for example, driving a car as it would be too dangerous for others. But people who are unable to coordinate complex multi-perspective situations in their minds are allowed to run organizations and countries. In contrast to a leg-focused person who forgets about the arm-movement and … Continue reading

COURAGEOUS JUMP OF KINDNESS

courageous jump of kindness painting mathias sager

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

mathias sager painting psychology 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

“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