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17158Re: [Meditation Society of America] Painting God

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  • sean tremblay
    May 12, 2010
      The Art of Food,
        Food presents a problem for most of the world.  It is a concern that has led to bursts of cultural creativity, and to conflict as people try to solve the problem of food, ie is there enough of it and will it be sufficient in quality to nourish, We find ourselves in a country of abundance where people have become distanced from the struggle for the production of food.  But aside from being a problem to be solved with hard work and creativity, food can be elevated to a place beyond struggle.  That is where the art comes in, Food is an art medium that stimulates all five senses simultaneously.  Food can inspire, and when done right and at the right time it even transcends the five senses and stimulates a sixth, it can end conflict, forge new bonds  bring a sense of security and well being.  Food in it's expression of art can be a representation of love.  It can invoke any number of feelings and can be shared with others, it can induce the memory of past emotions, a good cook can play the emotions like a conductor with a band, you can be exited then relaxed each course offering a new experience until you are left completely sated not just physically, but emotionally as well.

      --- On Tue, 5/11/10, Papajeff <jeff@...> wrote:

      From: Papajeff <jeff@...>
      Subject: [Meditation Society of America] Painting God
      To: meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 9:41 AM


      Once we have made the journey
      into the mystic, we become
      inspired storytellers, guides,
      artists, poets, musicians...

      who spend our lives romancing
      what cannot be put into words.

      Picasso once said that the
      true artist is always trying
      to paint God.

      When we pay attention to the
      inner stirring that longs to
      know who we are and why we
      are here (especially in times
      of trouble, and a troubled
      mind) we begin to attune to
      the inspired work all around
      us, every day.

      Lyrics that were usually heard
      as a silly love song become
      words from God about love for
      us and longing for communion.

      A story or even a passage in
      a story reveals a new layer
      of meaning.

      A work of art brings tears.

      These are markers along the
      journey. If you have ever
      experienced something like

      your heart is attuned to
      hear the message of the mystics
      in a whole new light.

      Meditation prepares our
      heart to step into the light
      of new understanding about
      who we are and why we are

      It comes as a wisdom whisper
      without words...

      beautiful, blissful, enrapturing. ..
      begin to describe the mystical
      awakening known to virtually
      all spiritual traditions.

      And it can come while watching
      a sunrise, listening to an
      awakened teacher, or at a
      mud wrestling contest - once
      your heart is prepared.

      One Love,


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