If I were to completely separate myself from the so-called normality and conditioned mindset of this world would I not then be in a better position to see? If I look at the world and all that I perceive it to be, am I not looking at it through eyes that have become influenced by the ideologies and teachings of mankind whose intentions are highly questionable? Is what I think I see not really what I see but more of what I have been conditioned to see therefore blurring my vision and obscuring that which I am supposed to see?
How can I see the essence of a thing for what it is if I am looking through tainted lenses? Just to look at something is not really seeing it but merely glancing at its exterior which in turn produces an image of what we are programmed to see. In order to see what is truly before us we must bypass the programming and venture deeper into the elements of the thing before us. It is at that moment in space and time that we are able to see what is truly in front of us because we have eliminated the program and have exercised free will and thought? To see is to have understanding for isn't the (art) of seeing the essence of understanding? To see or not to see...
Art; the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
I especially like the last part of this definition (producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty and emotional power).
What a profound meaning of life in its essence. There is no more concise or perfect example of what we are missing out on. To primarily appreciate the beauty or emotional power of a thing, anything whether that thing is a person, an animal, a plant, fruit, the air we breathe, the stars, the moon, the sun, the universe, a storm, a flower, a rain drop, a spring day or a sunny afternoon. A sunrise or sunset, the wind whistling through the trees or the mountains that we may never climb, but we see. Yes, the primary beauty or emotional power of a thing, the very rawness of nature and all that she produces in abundance... We spend far too much valuable time consumed with prejudicial thinking and views of one another. We engage in extremely vicious and harmful indictments of a people or a person without taking the time to really see beyond the perceptions that have been ingrained in our psyche by the artists whose paintings are those of hatred and bitterness.
Their works of art are the brush strokes of deceit which fosters ignorance and disunity among the masses. It is this canvas we look at every single day that has been painted with bigotry, racism, classism, injustice, ignorance and malice which keeps us blinded and separated…..
To see is to beauty or emotional power that lies within. To not see allows it to remain dormant and elusive because of our conditioned state of being. To not be able to see and experience the essence of whom and what we are is a deprivation of that beauty and or emotional power and is a rejection of our creators. For are we all not works of art that have been created by the greatest and most benevolent artists of the universe? Did they not have an admiration and appreciation for what they had created?
Genesis 1: 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Genesis 1:31 And God saw everything that he had created, and behold, it was very good.
Behold, it was very good!!! We are more than just chattel or a thing to be used, dismissed or discarded like the ash remains of a fire that roasted a pig for the delight and indulgence of others!!! Take the time to appreciate life and each other and the simplest of things in nature primarily for their beauty and or emotional power...
Take the time too really see and be that which we have been created to be? Understand...
To see or not to see. What do you see?
Written by; Alton T. DeVeaux Jr. (Africafifth)
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