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

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.

“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

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

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

Parallel time

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Until the nineteenth century, the church defended a system in which the earth formed the center around which the sun and other planets span. It was only from the pressure of counterproof that it got accepted that all the sky’s objects are in motion and the earth is spinning around the sun. Now it’s time to understand that time is not circling around our subjective perception of it. The past … Continue reading

New World (painting)

New World mathias sager, happy colorful growth (life water) painting series Acrylic on canvas, F12, 61 x 50 cm For my daughter whose birthday is today. Working for you and all children’s future world.

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