|All Things I Think I See Reflect Ideas.|
This is salvation's keynote: What I see reflects a process in my mind, which starts with my idea of what I want. From there, the mind makes up an image of the thing the mind desires, judges valuable, and therefore seeks to find. These images are then projected outward, looked upon, esteemed as real and guarded as one's own. From insane wishes comes an insane world. From judgment comes a world condemned. And from forgiving thoughts a gentle world comes forth, with mercy for the holy Son of God, to offer him a kindly home where he can rest a while before he journeys on, and help his brothers walk ahead with him, and find the way to Heaven and to God.
Our Father, Your ideas reflect the truth, and mine apart from Yours but make up dreams. Let me behold what only Yours reflect, for Yours and Yours alone establish truth.
(Lesson 325, A Course In Miracles)
I have a few thoughts that are not photography related, and I want to share them. I don't want to offend anyone, and hope you are not offended by my thought process.
While arguing with a friend over several weeks, I had to take a closer look at the idea of God/Power and separation, or to be more specific, at the idea of God and annihilation. So, here is my challenge in this regard:
Did you ever really look at the idea that God cannot annihilate Himself, and what the implications of that would be to you? You may say, sure, God can do this and can do that in reference to Him being all-powerful. But He cannot destroy Himself, and, of course, He cannot be destroyed by something else. I very much doubt that you would say otherwise. Power does not oppose, and a house divided cannot stand. Yet in this world we see everything as separated and divided and many of us take this for granted and project this quality onto God, saying, God knows of separation, fear, pain and suffering, that He knows of this world. How could that be? Could anything limited be part of God? Could He know of it? Could He have created it? No, He cannot destroy Himself.
Any idea of separation denies the idea of wholeness, and both cannot be true. God is. You ain't. But God has one Son... and that is YOU.
How do I incorporate ideas like that into my photography? I haven't found the answer to that yet, but the approach may be something like making the very obvious visible because in the world everyone just seems to go the other direction and asks only for a more comfortable way of dying, believing that annihilation is possible. How to make the blind see? Is it maybe enough that I start to see, and because of that everyone else will start to see along with me?
I include some of my recent favorites.
Thanks to all those artists that continue to inspire me.