The past is so forceful.
It pulls us away from reality like the
strongest of magnets. But it is dead;
a dead weight; a burden.
The past belongs in works of art
so that it can be re-evaluated,
So that we can cease to identify with it
as a part of our ‘self.’
It liberates us and makes more space
for the present, for the ‘now-and-here!’
￼Tibetan Sand mandalas are painstakingly
created with an inner bow for each grain
and then abandoned to the master artist,
the weather. This creation is witnessed
by the universe, the visible and the invisible.
When we create art we can be assured
that we have contributed a little
of our unique minds and our spirits,
a little of what we consider we ‘know,’
to the universe which we can never ‘know,’
without expecting rewards or benefits.
This is real freedom.
After all, we cannot desire the unknown,
so we can give freely to it without any
attachments, any strings.
Desires – the future –
are repetitious and delusional;
and the past has been repeated
so many times that it is easy,
no challenge whatsoever.
All the challenges lie in the present
as we navigate our lives as tenants
through breaths which we borrow.
Our spirits are the only authentic art
– formless, divine, and indestructible.
Images courtesy of Megapixl.com :
Brain Function Loss – https://www.megapixl.com/skypixel-stock-images-videos-portfolio;
Buddhist Sand Mandala – https://www.megapixl.com/qiwoman01-stock-images-videos-portfolio;
Diver in Underwater Canyon – https://www.megapixl.com/ribe-stock-images-videos-portfolio.