Drawing, 2018, 23 x 38 cm. ******** Choice. Taking (major) decisions in personal life involves many perceptions. Which path to take and how? First, memories of past experiences influence options, including family values and educational imprints. Second, people surrounding us give different bits of advice regarding their own experiences and view on life. Third, there is the influence of the broader outside world. What do we read, see and hear, and what remains hidden? Fourth, having attachments, like fears, mental biases towards particular persons or situations, because of lack of understanding, etc. The mind gets filled with all these influences. How to choose?
******** Facing a major choice, one friend once asked me: "what do you feel, imagining various options?" I pondered over that question during periods of silence. It brought back a precious memory about my dad's advice to draw (noticing my happiness). So, after he died, I chose to let go of (inner) fear and check every new morning on its absence, because fear returns if I do not remain aware that we are all souls on a journey, ultimately eager to experience shared goodness.
******** I have no idea about future events, locally and globally, but don‘t need to as long as I practice inner silence through drawing and living in a small circle of family, friends, and pupils. That keeps me attentive. I experience by heart that God / a Universal Intellect guides our choices and helps to work out all imperfections. God spreads the power of love to transform any kind of sorrow, "until the end of time, come what may" (by the way, that is a beautiful song!) 🎶.
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