435004 – civilized nature

435004 – civilized nature 435004 – civilized nature Many of the cities I travel to give me the feeling that we humans are pushing nature further and further away, building on and covering more and more areas with concrete. Areas that were once natural. At the same time, cities were and are symbols of civilization […]

Haters just want to belong to us and be loved, too

On social media (unfortunately) always there: Haters.
They’ re the reason you need to have a strong character on social media.
2 ways to deal with Haters:
Post what they want to read ( bending yourself) or
try to understand them
– and delete any of their comments.
My reasons for this in this post

Listen to your inner voice – always!

Key thought today: Discipline
The most important form of discipline?
That of listening to your inner voice at all times !
Whoever is doing this, is automatically doing the right thing.
Always !

Reality vs. Fantasm

Asking whether something is real or just imagined is paradoxical.
For an artist, an object can be both:
Reality and fantasy.
Even more: reality is created in our minds.
‘Something is real’ is a merely subjective expression.
For an artist
his fantasy is reality.

The fear of missing out

Sometimes I wonder why I do certain things.
Doing things that are not habits and without thinking about them.
For example, checking email and social media in the morning.
Sometimes it actually seems to be the fear of missing out.
I envy people who can control themselves in such situations.
And it seems to be my ego that presents me with the fear.
What to do ?

Good or bad – mostly it’s up to you.

The ancient wisdom of the Stoics should also be seen in a present context.

Eptictet said: “Things are not good or bad, but become so because of your point of view.
Even a hate comment on Facebook, for example, is not good or bad.
Only when you notice things, participate in them and react to them, the things gain value and meaning.
The world as a whole is what you do with it. Good or bad is -mostly- in your observation.

The Spiritual Path – an irreversible choice

Freemasonry is a journey of self-knowledge, but also of spiritual understanding – not the only one, of course.

Such a way is always a way full of challenges and difficulties.

Once we understand that such a path exists, we cannot forget it; we cannot turn back.

To turn back would mean to deny something we have recognised.

If, on the other hand, we stay on this path, it offers us many opportunities to learn and understand.

humility

humility humility Humility is commanding and uplifting at the same time, hardly anything in natureas the sight of mountains “Kofi Annan Mountains make me feel: humility is not a virtue. And yes, of course: You can also order this artwork – I would love that !It is 60cm (23,622in) x 40cm (15,748in) and I have […]

bremen

bremen bremen Bremen – a Hanseatic city in the north of Germany.In this city the cathedral (the Protestant Church), the town musicians (by the Grimm brothers), the river (the Weser), the sea (the North Sea), trade, freedom and tolerance have always played an important role.  So why not make an artwork that unites all these things […]

alter ego

alter ego alter ego Yes, of course: You can also order this artwork – I would love that !It is 40cm (15,748in) x 40cm (15,748in) and I have printed it 10 times in total (yes, it is limited).Feel free to send me an email to tamme @ gratus . art or message me on social […]