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Alfred A. Dolezal Gallery Mind Games

Mind GamesSimultaneous TimeIn Nomini Dei (In the Name of the God)Light through the AgesThe Trial of TimeOut of Sight, Yet in View
Mind Games
26" x 38" x 2"
Painting / Oil
$3,400.00 Purchase

Mind Games

We all strive for a pleasant life, but occasionally find ourselves lost and tormented in the dark side of our own creation. How did we get there? The first way is the direct way: using a habitual speech and repetitive thought pattern of hating this and that and expecting the worst. The second way is the indirect way: judging with contempt someone who confidently inhabits the upper level and is free to enjoy all of life�¢??s pleasures and rewards. The third way is the paradoxical way: believing you can never fall into this unpleasant state because you are too highly enlightened. A few people spend most of their time in this lower level; the longer they are there, the more they begin to identify with their fears, worries and dislikes. Their negativity feeds off itself to such an extent that it charges its own source of power, like the blue-glowing creature, bottom center of the painting. Light shines into this underground world and the stairway leading out is always present. Silhouettes of the creatures below are integrated into the peaceful landscape above. They are reminders of the negative thoughts and emotions that are always present just below the surface and prompt us to be alert and not to fall back into the unconscious mind trap. In order to balance life�¢??s challenges and stay on the upper level, you have to raise the problem to the level where it does not exist: remove yourself from the situation, change it or accept it totally. Matted 8 x 10 inches unframed - $25 framed - $50 Matted 11 x 14 inches unframed - $40 framed - $80 Matted 14 x 18 inches unframed - $50 framed - $130