MINDWORKS are suggestions. “The imagination works through suggestion, not description. Description is always direct and frequently closes off what it names. Suggestion respects the mystery and richness of a thing. All it offers are clues to its nature. Suggestion keeps the mystery open and extends us the courtesy of inviting us to see the thing for ourselves. It offers us the hospitality and freedom to trust the integrity of our own encounter with a thing. This is how a work of art can allow itself to be seen in so many different and often conflicting ways, it does not foreclose on the adventure of revelation.”
~JOHN O'DONOHUE, Beauty, the Invisible Embrace, 2004

 

                       A drawing meditation...a kind of doodling.

 

Ask yourself: WHAT AM I?
 I AM Consciousness.
Pure Consciousness is a Field of Infinite Possibilities.
"Turning back in on myself I create again and again."
~Lord Krishna in the Bhagavah-Gita
( Go to:  Gallery 80 ) 

 

“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering its a feather bed.” 
~Terence McKenna, youTube

 

"Because creativity demands patience, skill, expectation, desire and openness, it leads us to another place where we learn to see in the dark. Nothing is said directly in a creative work; it is obliquely suggested. Perhaps creative expression is a way of telling something indirectly that we could never tell out straight.                     
~JOHN O'DONOHUE, Beauty, the Invisible Embrace, 2004

 

I cannot forbear to mention…a new device for study which, although it may seem trivial and almost ludicrious, is nevertheless extremely useful in arousing the mind to various inventions. And this is, when you look at a wall spotted with stains…you may discover a resemblance to various landscapes, beautified with mountains, rivers,rocks, trees. Or again, you may see battles and figures in action or strange faces and costumes, and an endless variety of objects which you could reduce to complete and well-drawn forms.
~LEONARDO da VINCI

 

Artistic creation, sports, dance, teaching, counseling – mastery in any field of endeavor implies that the thinking mind is either no longer involved at all or at least is taking second place. A power and intelligence greater than you and yet one with you in essence takes over. There is no decision-making process anymore; spontaneous right action happens, and “you” are not doing it. Mastery of life is the opposite of control. You become aligned with the greater consciousness. It acts, speaks, does the works.
~ECKHART TOLLE, Stillness Speaks

 

The essence of the mystery is to preserve a state of ambivalence,

through double and triple possible interpretations,

through mere hints of interpretations (images within images),

through forms that will materialize,

but will do so only in the consciousness of the spectator.”

~ODILON REDON

 

“A close friend of Einstein’s has told me that
many of the physicist’s greatest ideas
came to him so suddenly, while he was shaving each morning...
that he had to move the blade in the straight razor
very carefully, lest he cut himself with surprise.”
~JULIAN JAYNES, The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, 1976

 

“At some stage in the process of creation...the creative product,
whether painting, poem, or scientific theory...
takes on a life of its own and transmits its own needs to its creator.
It stands apart from him and summons material from his subconscious.
The creator, then, must know when to cease directing his work
and when to allow it to direct him.
He must know, in short, when his work is likely to be wiser than he.”
GEORGE KNELLER, The Art and Science of Creativity, 1965

 

 

"When we are creative, we help the unknown to become know, the invisible to be seen
and the rich darkness within us to become illuminated."
~JOHN O'DONOHUE, Beauty, the Invisible Embrace, 2004

 

BE ORIGINAL! CREATE ART! Each one of us is creative!
Novelty is what is new and original.
"Art is how you transcend culture."
~TERENCE ,McKENNA, The Winter King and the Alchemical Renaissance of Bohemia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHumhUOtYbI