281. The beauty of the cloud of anger

A vague Anger

I have learned so much. I have painted so many paintings and read them. But I’m going to skip all of that and be current. I don’t like going back.

The last two paintings are about being fascinated by things that block the mind, the imagination and the openness. I am showing here one of them.

They tried hard to teach us this kind of attention in the meditation retreats. They would say: If you experience being blocked (which is what the subconscious does sometimes, to protect itself against change), do not fight it. Instead, become interested in what is in front of you. Look at that blockage. See what it is made of. Examine. Touch, smell, and experience without language.

It is not easy to do, when you feel being blocked. All you want is to break trough and this cloud is in your way, obscuring everything.

But how about using art?

In this painting I described a vague anger that I felt. I was taking some medication against the pain, so I could meditate (so I could sleep too). It was not a first solution. I meditated and worked with the pain without medications for many years until it became too strong to bear. The medication made me dull and vague. I could not dive deep. I did not feel the subtleties of the energies. And I was frustrated in this vague way, as everything was vague. Painting this anger became my way of coming out of vagueness. It is not that it is important to know exactly how the anger is experienced. It is the state of being interested itself that made the difference. To be interested, to be curious, is to participate in a characteristic of the true self, and this is what made me feel better and this is what opened a window in that inner blocking cloud, to let some fresh air blow in. Now I became aware of the space. I had a chance to make it my home again and what was in front of me became beautiful to me.

What is important in the painting is how the movement goes. It is slow and sticky. It does not burst out but bends and looses power by having parts fall off it.

 

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2 Responses to “281. The beauty of the cloud of anger”


  1. 1 windhound December 13, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    It’s interesting that the structural shapes look like someone involved in a physical struggle but as you say the colors that represent the pain or “situation”are alive and beautiful. This reminds me that so many of our struggles are with ourselves and that the external sources we blame are in fact blameless. The yellow intellect does look like it is trying to suppress the creativity of turquoise.

  2. 2 intuitiveflow8888 December 13, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Thank you so much for writing. Yes, I also feel there is a physical struggle. I did not think at all about intellect suppressing creativity. It may look like this in life, when it is thoughts that block the flow of creativity. Thoughts like: I can’t do it, or: I am not allowed…I always fail…etc. These are habitual thoughts coming from the subconscious. and it is us who had taught the subconscious to think these thoughts. They may have been helpful at some point, but when the usefulness of them has ended, they were already habits. So, as you say, it is always an inner struggle and not a struggle with the environment. An old habit of ours fights with a present thought. Me fighting against myself. It is always so.


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