words and art by w a l t e r w s m i t h

The Silence of Liberation

Toward the love within….

Silence

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It is after 12 a.m. and I have just read a wonderful post by
fellow blogger Elizabeth—the author of the blog Mirth and Motivation on
Wordpress.com. I was so inspired by her thoughts and comments on the recent
tragedies in Norway, China and the death of Amy Winehouse, that I felt compelled
to create a post on her theme i.e. the need for silence, for understanding,
compassion and healing.

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I am not going to say much about the events that occurred here
in this post, (the struggles of mankind as a community and we as individuals
speak for themselves) however, I would like to express my feelings, my
compassion, and the love of healing through
silence
via my art.

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Silence is a powerful tool. When we cultivate our inward
journey through meditation, contemplative thought and positive action, we
harness the energy to change ourselves and the world around us. For me, these
moments tonight of creative insight and sharing, in connection with my art and
the desire to send forth compassionate energy is liberating in of itself.  I can feel the hurt that so many in our
communities are experiencing and my desire for their liberation and the end of
suffering goes out to a world in need.

In Buddhism we learn the need for Nirvana: the cessation of
unsatisfactory conditions and their causes.

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I hope the images I have created and the music I selected
for this post help to bring some peace and positive recollection to our hearts
and minds.

http://youtu.be/K8-iTakhFrs  — The Disintegration Loops III — William Basinski — Video by Bodyheaven

We are of one Source Energy, and one Spirit.

The Silence of Liberation and the Silence Within

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8 responses

  1. I love the first 2 shots ~ that blue . . . awesome.

    July 25, 2011 at 4:56 am

    • Thanks Nancy, I love that blue as well, I will be using it again 🙂 If you have not seen my post “In the lightness of being blue” check it out. It embodies this “blue”.

      July 26, 2011 at 3:46 pm

  2. This is so beautiful and hypnotic… TY!

    July 25, 2011 at 8:49 am

  3. Very nice tribute Walter…it was a sad and tragic weekend.

    July 25, 2011 at 11:36 am

    • Thanks Bunny, It felt liberating to be part of the healing energy that so many of us sent out into the world.

      July 26, 2011 at 3:43 pm

  4. To be quite frank, in light of the events this week, these images make me feel very alone. I think of the one bright spot, the star in a cold night sky, trying to make sense of an empty universe. I guess, if I were more of an optimist, this spot could symbolize hope.

    July 26, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    • Diva, I always appreciate thoughtful comments and yours succeeds in seeing things about the work in a different light. You are a optimist, because you recogonize the contrast or contradiction as it may be. I was is some way trying to convey the feeling of being alone that we all have when we are confronted with a tragedy of this magnitude. And the Light is the Source of our inner strength that binds the darkness that we sometimes live in as individuals and as a society.

      July 26, 2011 at 3:42 pm

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