Category Archives: 10. TRINITY WARRIORS (Acrylic Paintings)

TORN OUT BY WAR

TORN OUT BY WAR (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 100 cm)

TORN OUT BY WAR

I walk in an unknown, dust burnt by the sun, street, a busy one,
and blocks in a line.
Traces of war on walls, the street’s potholes, slow the convoys,
and directed arms.
Keeping the steady pace, to meet at my place, aimed to displace
and cover my face.
Shooting and hellfire, despite the scene so dire, I’m back to inquire,
and I do see her.
I could shoot as well, an angel from hell; they don’t yell
and then repel.
Torn out of this dream, no way to remain; I hope you’re fine,
and we’ll return.
A better time, peace, less shooting at least, conquered the beasts
and where love wins.
Strong to not lose faith, don’t give in to fight, a temporary night,
and we’re alright.


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Learning from the Intra-Past

LEARNING FROM THE INTRA-PAST M. Sager, 2021 Acrylic on board 50 x 70 cm
LEARNING FROM THE INTRA-PAST M. Sager, 2021 Acrylic on board 50 x 70 cm

Learning for life, for one’s own identity, is learner-led and requires conditions of personal freedom; this also applies when learning from the past. The free Self (one’s intrapersonal level), not culture, societal history, religion, and judgment of others around us, teaches us about our true Self.

There are three main obstacles to self-reflective learning from the intrapersonal past (or short in Awareness Intelligence terms, ‘intra-past’)

Obstacle 1: Focus on inter- and extra-personal aspects of the past

The extrapersonal level of the past can be defined as the societal scope beyond interpersonal relationships, including the historic narratives we get during raising, enculturation, and religious education. In the worst case, traditions, beliefs, religious scripts, etc., strictly adhere to fundamentalist attachment. Especially older people sometimes show a propensity towards retrospective non-self-related thoughts. One explanation is that age can cause a weakened ability to recall individual (intrapersonal) past experiences. But others possess the cognitive ability and stick to the non-intrapersonal aspects in creating their worldview. Societal pressure, lack of personal freedom and agency, and learned mechanisms to defend privileges are possible reasons. In any case, a strong emphasis on family history and ancestral heritage usually holds an individual back from updating one’s self-concept meaningfully as advantageous for adaptations to current and future situations. It is to hope that we create the conditions for individuals to be closer to themselves, which is the only way to become closer with humanity overall. 

Obstacle 2: Exclusive mindfulness in the intra-present

See upcoming painting

Obstacle 3: Over-identification with the inter-present

See upcoming painting

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Two pieces for peace

THE POSITIVE KILLJOY. Acrylic on wood panel, 70 x 100 cm

Hoping, speaking out for, and acting for social justice and change is not coming from negativity. Instead, it is the expression of positive thinking that things can be done better and a healthier and more peaceful world is possible.

M. Sager
PIECE WITH THE UGLY. Acrylic on canvas 100x 100 cm

It is easy to love people when they smell [look] good, but sometimes they slip into the manure of life and smell [look] awful. You must love them just as much when they smell foul.

Wayne W. Dyer

Can you see the wheel of joy (࿋) in my face?

Painting TRINITY WARRIOR IV (M. Sager, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 80 cm)

Trinity Warrior IV

A face also seems to me to be in three parts (instead of just left/right, up/down) -> ࿋ wheel of joy. It’s a bit more difficult to recognize, but all the more dynamic/harmonious (as with everything :-)).