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WHO WOULD THEY CHOOSE

CHOICE (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 70 x 100 cm)

WHO WOULD THEY CHOOSE

If aliens chose to whom to talk
No necessity for intelligence nor resources
Governmental approval not required
Their superior awareness, interested in
The poetic and artistic capacity of humans

If animals chose with whom to live
No need for domestication nor exploitation
Business profit not required
Their unconditional love thankful for
The compassionate and caring capacity of humans

If plants chose by whom to grow
No requisite for pesticides nor fertilizing
Industrial control not required
Their exceptional frugality appreciating of
The responsible and modest capacity of humans

If gods chose for whom to care
No demand for confessions nor fees
Religious punishment not required
Their divine grace, inclusive of
The spiritual and free capacity of humans

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Capitalism is great

THE RIGHT WAY (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 120 cm)

CAPITALISM IS GREAT

Shit, how can I pay?
Follow economy!
Inherited through money,
approved by aristocracy,
capitalism is right.
The shitty artists into ruin;
they are not realistic
about the right way.
Serving beauty doesn’t pay!

Hell, how can I say?
Follow politics!
Merited through rights,
approved by meritocracy,
capitalism is great.
The hellish comedians into shame;
they are not serious
about the great way.
Serving humor doesn’t pay!

Fuck, how can I convey?
Follow media!
Gained through voices,
approved by mobocracy,
capitalism is good.
The fucking musicians into oblivion;
they are not important
for the good way.
Serving inspiration doesn’t pay!

God, how can I thrive?
Follow science!
Achieved through tools,
approved by technocracy,
capitalism is correct.
The godly naturalists into sickness;
they are not advanced
about the correct way.
Serving nature doesn’t pay!

Damn, how can I realize?
Follow religion!
Granted through membership,
approved by theocracy,
capitalism is fine.
The damn spirituals into condemnation;
they are not chosen
for the fine way.
Serving the soul doesn’t pay!

Man, how can I help?
Follow the state!
Legit through power,
approved by bureaucracy,
capitalism is fair.
The manly selves into oppression;
they are not conform
with the fair way.
Serving freedom doesn’t pay!

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TORN OUT BY WAR

TORN OUT BY WAR (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 100 cm)

TORN OUT BY WAR

I walk in an unknown, dust burnt by the sun, street, a busy one,
and blocks in a line.
Traces of war on walls, the street’s potholes, slow the convoys,
and directed arms.
Keeping the steady pace, to meet at my place, aimed to displace
and cover my face.
Shooting and hellfire, despite the scene so dire, I’m back to inquire,
and I do see her.
I could shoot as well, an angel from hell; they don’t yell
and then repel.
Torn out of this dream, no way to remain; I hope you’re fine,
and we’ll return.
A better time, peace, less shooting at least, conquered the beasts
and where love wins.
Strong to not lose faith, don’t give in to fight, a temporary night,
and we’re alright.


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Blinded

BLINDED (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 cm)

BLINDED
I stroll around, the light is out
Lighting the lamp is blinding
The bright, from the dark it appears

I listen to it, the music is a hit
Excessive tones are blinding
The melody, from the silence it sounds

I feel it all, the body is tall
Overestimating pleasure is blinding
The strength, from the pain it gains

I look for a sign, the soul is mine
Focussing the outside is blinding
The freedom, from within it springs

I admit u huh, the love is you
Trusting reason is blinding
The knowledge, from the heart it feels


GEBLENDET
Ich geh’ raus, das Licht ist aus
Die Lampe anzuzünden blendet
Das Helle, aus dem Dunkel erschienen

Ich hör’s an, die Musik ist fun
Die Töne zu überdrehen blendet
Die Melodie, aus der Stille erklungen

Ich fühl’ es voll, der Körper ist toll
Das Gefallen überzubewerten blendet
Die Stärke, aus den Schmerzen gewonnen

Ich seh’ hinein, die Seele ist mein
Das Äussere hervorzuheben blendet
Die Freiheit, aus dem Innern gefunden

Ich geb’ es zu, die Liebe bist du
Der Vernunft zu vertrauen blendet
Das Wissen, aus dem Herzen empfunden

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Beauty in Imperfection

BEAUTY IN IMPERFECTION (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 cm)

Like weathered woods of imperfection
Stood up to life no matter what
A beauty that requires no correction
Its warmth and depth you didn’t forget

Like worn clothes of non-confection
Resisted strain how ever smut
A quality that requisites no deception
Its use and service you don’t reject

Like used goods of full complexion
Endured the challenge, never gave up
A character that desires no attention
Its strength and love you won’t regret

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Are You Sure?

ARE YOU SURE (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 70 cm)

ARE YOU SURE?

According to Buddhist teaching, we all go through life with blinders on. We might be hiking along a forest road coming to a shack, one of those inviting oases, and we spot a rope rolled beside the entrance, but we mistake it for a snake. This provokes thoughts associated with that perception. We know that there are working tools like ropes used by foresters but start to ask whether there are also snakes. Concern about our safety in the face of dangerous animals in the woods arises. Should we avoid the area, and should we protect and arm ourselves? We spin a web of thoughts that are not necessarily based on the first sight of the thing initially interpreted falsely. Further distortions of thoughts follow, and all combines into creating a biased view. Having gotten the idea that forest huts are infected by dangerous animals like snakes, it impacts our behavior overall. We pay attention to this seemingly looming danger and see even more evidence that our fear is justified. We might stop taking walks in the woods and approaching shacks at all. The initial misperceptions got hardened, which impacts how and what data we collect. The vicious circle is perfect.

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The Swan

THE SWAN (M. Sager, 2021. Mixed media on canvas, 100 x 70 cm)

THE SWAN

That swan
Beloved depth; bound forever
Defied cold; gone for never
Smooth gliding; ever and ever
There
In the lake

This swan
Refreshing chatter; newly explored
Lightened Darkness; flickering, consumed
Heated up fog; swanning, desired
Here
At the lake

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HOW SOCIO-TEMPORAL COHERENCE BUILDS AGENCY AND WISDOM

(I do not expect this text to be (easily) accessible to people, especially to who have not read previous texts on Awareness Intelligence. It is also not posted for likes. It is part of my practice and a gift to publish it without oversimplification anyway.)

Changes in a person’s life situation can rearrange one’s mental socio-temporal schema in such a way that new coherences emerge. One may coherently consider the self in the whole range of time to create temporal coherence. Or, one may add the intra-personal to the already prioritized inter- and extra-personal in the present to attain social coherence. Thereupon, a person may become enabled to follow coherently through on the chosen/valued temporal or social focus, which might represent a form of versatility and agency. Indeed, agency can be understood as the deliberative, reflective activity of a human being in framing, choosing, and executing their action toward a valued goal in a way that is not fully determined by factors and conditions other than their own understanding and reasoning.

Creating more coherence and, therefore, also more agency might be a learnable capacity. For instance, perceived self-efficacy develops through changing one’s patterns of thinking, which could be of the like of, for example, the above-illustrated changes in one’s socio-temporal mental schema.

All possible types (i.e., temporal and social) and sub-types of coherences (i.e., on all three respective levels of each of the temporal and social dimensions) could be observed in the schemas generated by the studies in Awareness Intelligence. Also, the research shows that temporal coherence may be a precondition for social coherence as the latter only existed together with its temporal occurrence: social coherence did not exist in isolation. In any case, both social and temporal structures are crucial for mentally modeling the world and for becoming a temporally integrated and socially whole agent in life.

Wisdom could be defined as the consequence of applying intelligence for the benefit of the broader good that is attained through adaptation to pre-existing, interaction with current, and creation of new surroundings, all in the sense of equilibrating limited and expanded time. Applied to a socio-temporal worldview as presented for the first time in the studies of Awareness Intelligence, these elements of wisdom would be temporal coherence through learning from the past, interacting with the present in a socially balanced way, and solving problems to creating a future for all. Further, wisdom emerges from balancing intra-, inter-, and extra-personal awareness and engagement. In terms of the socio-temporal framework, this stresses the benefit of social coherences. In that sense, the ability to reflect on and mentally cover the whole socio-temporal scope of the world makes Awareness Intelligence. 

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WIE SOZIO-TEMPORALE KOHÄRENZ HANDLUNGSFÄHIGKEIT UND WEISHEIT BILDET

(Ich erwarte nicht, dass dieser Text (leicht) für Leute zugänglich ist, spezielle nicht für diejenigen, die keine früheren Texte über Bewusstseinsintelligenz gelesen haben. Er wird auch nicht für Likes gepostet. Es ist Teil meiner Praxis und des Geschenks, ihn sowieso ohne Vereinfachung zu veröffentlichen.)

Veränderungen in der Lebenssituation einer Person können das mentale sozio-zeitliche Schema so umordnen, dass neue Zusammenhänge entstehen. Man kann das Selbst im gesamten Zeitbereich kohärent betrachten, um zeitliche Kohärenz zu schaffen. Oder man kann das Intrapersonale dem bereits priorisierten Inter- und Extrapersonalen in der Gegenwart hinzufügen, um soziale Kohärenz zu erreichen. Daraufhin kann eine Person in die Lage versetzt werden, den gewählten/bewerteten zeitlichen oder sozialen Fokus kohärent zu verfolgen, was eine Form von Vielseitigkeit und Handlungsfähigkeit darstellen kann. In der Tat kann Handlungsfähigkeit als die abwägende, reflexive Aktivität eines Menschen verstanden werden, der sein Handeln in Richtung eines geschätzten Ziels in einer Weise gestaltet, wählt und ausführt, die nicht vollständig von anderen Faktoren und Bedingungen als seinem eigenen Verständnis und Denken bestimmt wird.

Mehr Kohärenz und damit auch mehr Handlungsfähigkeit zu schaffen, scheint eine erlernbare Fähigkeit zu sein. Zum Beispiel entwickelt sich wahrgenommene Selbstwirksamkeit durch die Veränderung der eigenen Denkmuster, die beispielsweise den oben dargestellten Veränderungen des sozio-zeitlichen mentalen Schemas ähnlich sein können.

Alle möglichen Typen (d. h. zeitliche und soziale) und Unterarten von Kohärenz (d. h. auf allen drei jeweiligen Ebenen jeder der zeitlichen und sozialen Dimensionen) konnten in den Schemata beobachtet werden, die durch die Studien in Bewusstseinsintelligenz generiert wurden. Die Forschung zeigt auch, dass zeitliche Kohärenz eine Voraussetzung für soziale Kohärenz sein kann, da letztere nur zusammen mit ihrem zeitlichen Auftreten existierte: soziale Kohärenz existierte nicht isoliert. In jedem Fall sind sowohl soziale als auch zeitliche Strukturen entscheidend, um die Welt mental zu modellieren und ein zeitlich integrierter und sozial ganzer Akteur im Leben zu werden.

Weisheit könnte als die Folge der Anwendung von Intelligenz zum Wohle des Allgemeinwohls definiert werden, die durch Anpassung an bereits vorhandene, Interaktion mit der aktuellen und Schaffung neuer Umgebungen im Sinne eines Ausgleichs von begrenzter und erweiterter Zeit erreicht wird. Angewandt auf eine sozio-temporale Weltsicht, wie sie in den Studien in Bewusstseinsintelligenz ein erstes Mal vorgestellt wird, wären diese Elemente der Weisheit zeitliche Kohärenz durch Lernen aus der Vergangenheit, Interaktion mit der Gegenwart in einer sozial ausgewogenen Weise und Lösung von Problemen, um eine Zukunft für alle zu schaffen. Darüber hinaus entsteht Weisheit aus der Balance zwischen intra-, inter- und extra-personalem Bewusstsein und Engagement. Im Hinblick auf den sozio-zeitlichen Rahmen betont dies den Nutzen sozialer Kohärenz. In diesem Sinne macht die Fähigkeit, den gesamten sozio-zeitlichen Bereich der Welt zu reflektieren und mental zu erfassen, Bewusstseinsintelligenz aus.

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SPORT AGAINST WIDESPREAD DISEASE NO. 1 (NO, NOT CORONA)

SPORT AGAINST WIDESPREAD DISEASE NO. 1 (NO, NOT CORONA) 

Like every day, I moved a lot today and even trained a little harder. I feel every muscle fiber much more and in greater detail than a lump of mass. Without a fitness center, without equipment and devices, just with my own body. Thank god gravity is still free. Exercise makes you feel good, and exercise feels good when you feel good. The opposite of a vicious circle; a circle of joy. I wish that to everyone. All it takes is a little overcoming and maybe an hour less overtime at work, TV, social media, or Netflix. Nothing new? I actually think so too. And especially nowadays, a lot of people call themselves very health-conscious. I often hear how people love nature, but I meet surprisingly few there outside of the tourist routes catered for astronomically. 

Today four out of ten Swiss people are overweight. Obesity leads to cardiovascular disease (the number 1 cause of death), diabetes, and certain types of cancer (cancer is the second leading cause of death). The associated medical costs tripled between 2002 and 2012 and now amount to CHF 8 billion a year. The deeply anchored habit of the majority of the actually physically capable population seems to take the car even for short distances in fine weather and the elevator or escalator even for non-urgent situations. This is only one example, but it shows a fundamentally depraved attitude. Taxpayers’ money is used to further promote and maintain this unhealthy attitude. Corresponding infrastructure is being further expanded, and the number one “widespread disease” (still today in the Corona era) is being marketed as a business. So, the temptation is omnipresent and great to take the path of least resistance. 

The most natural thing in the world is, e.g., walking even in the rain, or if you want to go faster, by bike (not to be confused with the battery-powered scooters with bike frames); to experience the freshness, beauty, and inspiration of direct contact with nature. We have fantastic bike and hiking trails in beautiful Switzerland at our disposal (I am happy to pay taxes for them). Nobody becomes overweight if more calories are burned than consumed. Healthy exercise also regulates a healthy level of appetite. Everybody enjoys movement. But humans also get used to inactivity. It is not easy to get used to exercising built into everyday life again, but it is worth it. All the best on a hopefully moving path! 

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Sunset

SUNSET / SONNENUNTERGANG (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm)

SUNSET

The sun is to set
Just on my face
So I can let
A kiss to amaze
How was the day
I can’t even say
Anymore
Explore
Your night

SONNENUNTERGANG

Die Sonne geht under
Auf mein Gesicht gedrückt
Ich lasse darunter
Ein Kuss, der entzückt
Wie war der Tag
Kein Wort ich vermag
Nicht mehr
Komm her
Du Nacht


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Birds

BIRDS (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 cm)

Like a bird, you can let your thoughts fly across the infinite topology of awareness. But be wary; to have a birds-eye view on the wholeness of the world can be intimidating; too much is it also a threat to poles of powers everywhere. The flight routes of free birds guided by the universal intelligence of nature can’t be predicted precisely even by the most advanced artificial intelligence, which presents an issue to the desire to control. To ignorantly look up and take a side is encouraged, while shame is imposed on those who, full of awareness, don’t belong and choose their own way. I wish you a lot of strength; you need it to choose deliberately and fly in freedom.

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CYBORG / SPIRORG

CYBORG / SPIRORG (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm)

The glorified vision of cybernetic organisms aimed at “improving” humans through electromechanical devices and software algorithms is a mechanistic approach that reduces humans to machines. Instead of a cyborg-like facade and mind, developments would be desirable, through which the human beings learns again to express their inner authentic, unique, creative and colorful true self with courage as an expression of their liberated souls. Back to nature, art, and love. Let us be spiritual organisms; It would be for the good of each and all.

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THE VAMPIRIZED STAR

Painting THE VAMPIRIZED STAR (M. Sager, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm)

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

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 Der Plas Gallery, 156 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

(NEW YORK, NY) From November 23rd to December 3rd, Van Der Plas Gallery is pleased to present the works of sixty-eight local and international artists. We have asked artists to submit works inspired by their subjective interpretations of the Hegelian concept of “pre-art”, or “Vor Kunst.” “Pre-art” (Vorkunst), according to Hegel, arises through the direct and primal expression and representation of forms and symbols. Hegel’s account of symbolic art encompasses the art of many different civilizations and shows his considerable understanding of, and appreciation for, non-Western art. In contrast to “art proper” The sphere of “pre-art” comprises art that rests on a relatively abstract conception of spirit” (Hegel’s Aesthetics). We have asked artists to create freely and directly without inhibition through their own unique visual languages. We encourage artists to embrace their own artistic self-expression in relation to the primitive “pre-art” of forms and symbols described by Hegel.

“Vor Kunst” displays sixty-eight different perspectives from a wide range of artists. The show challenges notions of what “proper art” is and how we can break free of these limitations and constraints. The show will look at how we can expand upon and move past ideas of what is deemed proper or acceptable in the art world today. From figurative to abstract, expressionistic to illustrative, this collective body of work shows how these artists have responded intuitively to their interpretations of Pre-Art.