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

(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

TRISKELION / TRIQUETRA, Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

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The current state of common thinking tries to create dualistic balances (win-lose situations), while it would be better to see triadic harmonies instead (collaborative situations). Are you ready for the next step in thinking: Like from 2D to 3D? As you change how you look at the world, the world you look at will change. – either-or (ADD and) – left-right (ADD middle) – outside-inside (ADD between) – life-death (ADD … Continue reading

Without trialistic (threefold) thinking, we’re screwed

The world often appears to be paradoxical. Paradoxes only exist in dualistic thinking though. That’s how we’ve been trained to see things. In trialistic thinking, in contrast, a paradox would be just indicating an inner state of incomplete awareness. Like one can experience in climbing, only two points of contact expose to the danger of being left hanging by one hand or foot, and likely falling. To find the right … Continue reading

Life Patterns (Poems & Paintings) – BOOK

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LIFE PATTERNS 3 x 19 Poems and paintings captured along the Happy Colorful Growth path of life. For my daughter Natalie. Tokyo, Summer 2018. Mathias Sager amazon.com/author/mathiassager