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It is a given that true art, whatever it's form, comes from somewhere other than the head. Does it come from somewhere deep inside us or are we tapping into something outside of us, or maybe a combination of both? A lot of artists will tell you," I didn't feel like I painted that or wrote that, I felt like something came through me."
In the west we put a lot of value on our thinking minds. The old "I think, therefore I am" permeates us at such a deep level we hardly notice it. We believe in the power of our minds and in part we are right. What we believe strongly influences what we do. And yet it is not the whole picture. My old Zen teacher used to say, "the mind is a good servant, but not a very good master. This sounds a little medieval but there is truth in it. Sometimes the thinking mind is not enough. Sometimes the thinking mind is the obstacle.
|How To Get There 16"x 16"|
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