TRIUMPH OF SPIRIT IN LOVE, NATURE & ART

Layers of Light

StockdaleWolfe_05_Hommage to Rothko

Layers of light refers to the layers of light in nature, specifically in the natural landscape and that is what I have tried to capture in the above photograph.  It is also what I try to capture over and over again in my paintings as in the one below.2126624741-4_edited-2

But there are layers to our personalities, too.  And, of late, I have been very disturbed by the many negative aspects of my own personality appearing before my eyes.  Being disturbed by the negatives is a form of egoism but it can propel one towards change.  It was a post by Bert at http://whoisbert.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/meditation-as-a-screen-saver/ that really helped me understand what I think is going on.  Now I am not sure if I am correctly interpreting what he wrote but perhaps it was what I needed to hear and therefore, read into it.  I have been meditating on and off for a long time and have been critical at the quality and quantity of my meditations.  Bert seemed to be saying that meditation is a sort of purification process whereby we can examine our faults and do something to rectify them.  So this was hopeful to me.  First of all, it meant that perhaps my meditations were “working” after all, and, secondly, it meant that perhaps all the negative aspects of my personality I was seeing meant not that I am some sort of arch fiend, but, rather that I am undergoing a purification process, calling for me to change the many negatives I see.  Meditation brings out the layers of our personalities that lie lurking in the dark so they can be exposed, thereby altering them in the process, as they are exposed to the Light.

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2 responses

  1. I have often heard the analogy with the layers inside the onion. In the end meditation is about discovering truth (sometimes with a capital T). And this truth is hidden behind layers and layers of conventions of conformity, reactions to fear and inadequate concepts.

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    January 9, 2013 at 3:10 AM

    • Yes, have heard the onion analogy but not of the layers you describe which are thought-provoking. Thanks for reading and writing.

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      January 9, 2013 at 10:54 AM

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