Reverence – A Step Back

Reverence – A Step Back

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Reverance-Step Back
Reverence-Step Back
acrylic on canvas
18 x 24

This painting was inspired by an experience/a vision I had a few months back.

It is also based on these words that came to me several months back.

Step Back

You are in a room … filled with pleasure, pain, conditioning, evaluation, understanding, solutions, techniques, love, knowledge, noise, silence, highs, lows, giving, taking.

You know all there is to know, you see all there is to see, there is expansion happening … you are increasing your capacity and moving to the edge of the room… you hit the wall, you are feeling suffocated… the answers are all there… out there, one of those will work, one of those will open the lock… give the click… break this cycle… you are being pushed against the wall… nothing helping… no more room… you need a solution quick before you are squeezed out… help.. can’t breathe… can’t…
then …
plop…
you did not know this wall was not solid…
you stepped one step back instead of pushing forward any more…
one step back…
plop
you fall into this huge empty space…
total silence…
total stillness…
the wall…
the wall is not a wall… it’s a two way mirror…
now you see all of it…
the pleasure, pain, conditioning, evaluation, understanding, solutions, techniques, love, knowledge, noise, silence, highs, lows, giving, taking…
It is all happening in the silence… you can see it… all of it… the solution… it does not matter…
you have hands that can go through the mirror… pick what you want… bring it back to the stillness and it dissolves… it is gone… now pick the next…

Just one step back is this room…
one step back can take you into total stillness…
move till you can move no more…
search till you can search no more…
look till you can look no more…
fight till you can fight no more…
then take one more step… back…
you are there…
everyone has this room…
however all of us stay in the crowded room looking for a solution…
trying to push forward…
struggling to reach a goal…
stop…
now step back…

The solution is just one step back in the stillness…

~Mahasweta

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2 Responses

  1. noreply@blogger.com'

    The solution is just one step back in the stillness… well said Shweta – It’s our drive that sometimes holds us from stepping back !

  2. aypyoga@126.com'

    The caw that jumps over the moon….Thanks for leaving traces of the jumping…Pheel.

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