The Spiral of Life
The spiral of life inspires some of my acrylic paintings. They should show how our inner movements can change outer reality (and vice versa).
We build a spiral, and we are in the center. Even if we have the impression that outer circumstances cause our moods (outer indifference causes despair, an outer delay causes our impatience, and so on), our moods depend instead on how we decide to react to them. We live as if we were still in the earthly paradise. We have all kinds of fruit trees around and we can make our pick. Despair, depression and so on, are only fruits we want to try. We are also free to build our prisons.
We take into consideration not only those forces that trouble us with violent emotions, but also the lighter vibrations that help us grow. All we do is always a mirror that reflects our choices.
As people say, everything is in us. It is so just because these emotional forces surround us. We have to learn how to make use of them, instead of being at their mercy. We have to learn how to observe what happens within us. There is an introspection site for this. It is in Italian and you have probably to use Google translation.
My introspective painting also comes, as all other things we do, from the expansion of an inner movement, even if we don’t notice it.
People who are looking at introspective art can get a favorable or a negative impression: it depends on what is moving within them. What they are looking at is only a mirror in which they can see a distorted image of their failures, unsettled problems, painful experiences… Alternatively they can see it as an incentive for what they want to carry out.
A painting is only one surface our inner movements can interact with: we live under the influence of weather, of colors, of landscape and of people around us, because we can use all these things to excite or to dampen our emotional vibrations. Everything starts from within and develops within us.
It is important to consider we are the center of all things that move around (the spiral of life). If something changes within, the outer reality changes consequently.
The links underneath refer to:
1. “forces that are within us, vivify us, support us, make us active and give us a boost to fulfill our dreams…It is our responsibility how we use these forces, which target we choose, what we want to get, because our forces flow where our wishes go and where we focalize our attention…”
2. “…everything we do is potentially a game and we are the ones who program it! Life gives us a wide range of possibilities and every choice we make, determines a very definite path. Our preoccupations and fears can turn this path into a drama, even if our partners have made exactly the same choices as we. Our encounters are not predestined…”
3. “…Personality acts despite us. It is as if we had entrusted our life to it. We are no more free to choose. It will face whatever happens in our place, and it will cause us to get always the same choices. We become foreseeable.
Sometimes we notice we are repetitive, but we say to ourselves, ‘I am this way!’…”.