Tag Archives: Belief

Neo-Nazca Lines

While flipping channels on the television, in a dazed, distracted stupor, I caught the end of a programme about Nazca lines and it piqued my interest.  It brought back a vague, indistinct memory, from my early twenties, of gee-whizz documentaries … Continue reading

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Extraction and Replenishment

This is quite a disturbing subject for me to write about and it will require a great deal of generosity of spirit to complete.  The reason I find it so distasteful to even discuss, in writing, is because it is … Continue reading

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Do You Really Want to Understand?

Before you can begin to understand anything, in depth, at a fundamental level, where you are so well-versed in the subject matter that you can begin to gain genuine insights, you have to pass through a scary and somewhat humiliating … Continue reading

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Changing the World through the Emotional Influence of Art

I read something massively depressing, recently, so I thought I would share it with you (you’ll thank me later).  http://www.alternet.org/media/most-depressing-discovery-about-brain-ever?sc=fb What the article says is that decisions are not made on the basis of facts, but on emotions.  Decisions are … Continue reading

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Don’t Believe Your Own Thoughts: What Can An Artist Learn From Mark Twain?

Don’t Believe Your Own Thoughts: What Can An Artist Learn From Mark Twain?. This is a really insightful article into a mistake we are all prone to making.  I couldn’t have said it better myself.  If you think you can’t … Continue reading

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The Imaginary Quality Bar

Am I alone in this?  We tend to believe that because we’ve seen a few shining examples of achievement in whatever our artistic field is, then by extrapolation, there must be thousands of people producing better work than us.  It’s … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Lens

We all see the world through some kind of metaphorical lens, which filters our reality according to our beliefs – beliefs we probably don’t even consciously know we are applying and certainly do not remember where they came from. In … Continue reading

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