Thursday, January 17, 2008

Channeling Picasso

Here I am, one amazing woman, still carrying on the tradition of apples... Here is mine, a little knowledge I'm passing you from my own tree of knowledge and life too.

I felt in an open mood today, and I thought I would contemplate some of the insights that our great friend,
Pablo Picasso left us.

The bold are a few quotations by Picasso, and I will attempt to expand on his words with my very own grey matter.

Everything you can imagine is real.
Just look around you at the world you have created... It's beautiful, it's dangerous, it's joyful, it's insane, it's nirvana, It's ugly, it's serene, it's an Armageddon. You're all such talented artists and geniuses yourselves, every move you make is a brush stroke on an ever-growing mad masterpiece... the art of Life... Never stop imagining, lest you cease creating... and you are capable of anything... limited only by You.

Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
Think about that for a moment... even if only a beautiful painting, the brush is a destroyer of all that is the fiber on the canvas. Birth, creation of man, impossible if not for the destruction of another, on physical, emotional and cellular levels. Structures are torn down and new structures in their place, and the earth itself is an ever-changing chemical miracle... destruction and creation, the endless circle of life.

I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them.
How have we learned anything in life except to jump in and give it a try?? We didn't know how to be born, but we imagined destruction, then creation... here we are. We want to learn something? Observe, Read, or Imagine, then you know... now, go... DO.

If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes.
Really... what if we could? Now I know there is some half-wit out there who is going to read this, then 'try it at home'... no, don't do that. Please! Leave your brain intact... Still, imagine the possibilities that we could achieve if we could only throw away all that conditioned thinking that we've gotten simply from following along like sheep... We watch people, we observe it's life. It's necessary. What's not necessary is automatically assuming that what the others are doing and thinking is right... You have a brain, you have a mind, and you have eyes... separate them out. Actually, let your mind kill your brain, and then take possession of those amazing eyes (you know, the inner ones!!). Close your eyes, and just see... what does it look like to YOU? How do you really feel on the inside? Good... now remember that, and forget what all the others tell you it should be.

It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child. Watch your children, look at their art, especially if you want a lesson in "seeing". They know what to look for. They haven't let anything else cloud their judgment. They don't understand why the world is unfair, they don't understand about responsibilities and what we have to go through as adults... They don't understand that life is going to get alot... ALOT harder. They shouldn't have to... We could do well to go look up, and reunite with that inner child and see through their eyes again, see what they have to say about it... that's as close as you're ever going to get to "the truth", or "perfection".

It takes a long time to become young.
Can you teach an old dog new tricks?? Not when they can't truly "see", and are still using that brain we spoke of earlier... We are here, in this existence (on this earth), to learn... and love... freely. It's a hard thing to hang on to, depending on how you were raised, what you were raised to believe, and whether or not you graduated the norm and learned how to think for yourself. Therefore, there are no mistakes, everything you go through (put yourself through), is all part of learning. We had to learn how to be born, and live, so we must learn how to become truly young... When you've opened up your mind and allow yourself to continue learning and growing, you can achieve anything.

Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
And once again, there is no answer until you make the answer, what could be?? It's limitless, every day you think you have seen "what is", when really you're watching change in motion... Anything can be, it's once again up to you, so "Why Not?!?".

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
Nothing rejuvenates the body, mind and soul more than pure unadulterated love... Drink it, Serve it to others, Love will dry up and become stagnant when it goes unused, unmoving. But keeping it circulating, that is "Give and Receive Love (which is the same thing really when you think about it)" and it will live forever... Down the hatch!

There are only two types of women - goddesses and doormats.
And in my life, I have been both... another lesson in learning and life. Love yourself, Be True and Good To Yourself, Give Freely of your heart, and unless it loves you... let it go. Life is too short to be anything but Happy. Which woman will you be?? And Guys?? Which would you really want to be with?

We must not discriminate between things. Where things are concerned there are no class distinctions. We must pick out what is good for us where we can find it.
Somewhat akin to what I have said above... You have to decide what is good for you, when and where you can find it. Don't depend on how others see what is yours, they don't have to like it, live with it, be a part of it. You do. It's only important that it is good for YOU in your life. Experience all you can.

This roller coaster ride is over before you know it. Live & Love Passionately, Have No Regrets... If you regret it, let it go and embrace it--If you're loving yourself like you're supposed to, you'll realize that even the bad experiences are a part of us and made us who we are today. And that's amazing! In fact, you don't even have to move to find yourself. We can relax, open our minds and the good will come to us (whether or not we recognize it when it first arrives).

AND LASTLY, Picasso states that
You mustn't always believe what I say. Questions tempt you to tell lies, particularly when there is no answer. As far as you're concerned after reading this, alot of it comes from how I feel... my perspective. My opinion. As far as you're concerned, there is still no answer... the real answer that you seek is deep inside YOU. Now, go and find it... Safe Travels.

4 comments:

Jay said...

Look at Aunt Jackie go! Getting all philosophical on us! LOL

Pretty good analysis of what he was saying.

Nothingman said...

I like this post, i remember reading some of the quotes here and there but the way you have interpreted them, very cool :D

Two thumbs up for this one!

Cheers!

N

FOUR DINNERS said...

Two thumbs and fingers up for this...

oops....

calm yersel Dinners....

As I am - as always - well on't way I agree with Jay as phii..phill...thingy is right!!!xx

JINKS said...

Enjoyed this very much, especially the goddess/doormat analogy and seeing and painting like a child...