“What if I put together the most perfect outfit?”
“I’m picturing say a sleeveless white cotton dress with long thin gray string-like tassles, worn off-kilter so almost my entire thigh is revealed on one side, while the other’s enfolded beneath a couple triangles of this curtain-like material — the whole held in place just so by a black corset worn on the outside. And high-heeled shin-boots with a series of say twenty buckles on thin bands from my ankle up to a few inches below my knee. A 3-inch-wide leather arm band on one arm. My hair worn up and curly and my mustache full.”
“You know what I mean? If I could only get it all to come together just right!”
“Wouldn’t I shine my truest self out into life and laughter in a way that brought me real satisfaction and joy? And that made the world a little healthier and happier? Wouldn’t my personal beauty awaken myself and others a little more to True Beauty? To that perfect essence which at Its matchless core is One with Truth, Goodness, and Justice?”
“Wouldn’t I make the world a little wiser? I mean if I could the textures and the colors and everything to come together just right?”
Good Question, Sweet Consumer!
The short answer is: Of course art and design can be part of the spiritual life. Everything one does can lead to more wisdom and shared-joy if done correctly. But how does one do a thing correctly?
Well, call us logical, but we suggest you start your quest for true fulfillment by going right to the source!
Pure Love — the only thing that particularly Exists — shines through this entire interwoven infinitely-shifting creation, including your every conscious moment. So it should come as no surprise that by thinking and acting aware, clear, honest, accurate, competent, kind, and joyfully and gratefully generous your thoughts and actions can get better and better at organizing themselves around the Pure Love shining through all things; which in turn allows the Pure Love to guide you towards more and more aware … and joyfully and gratefully generous thinking/acting!
And that, loyally-hungry consumer, is the way forward!
Try our Pure Love for a free trial period of one infinitely-infinite eternity, and we’re confident you’ll agree:
Everything worth pursuing — including making and sharing lasting art — follows from the process of letting the Light within guide one’s thinking and acting to ever more active effective loving.
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And here’s a contemplation of the B. Willard Design shop tagline: Where Truth = Kind Joy.
First Image is from Hieronymus Bosch’s “Garden of Earthly Delights” (1503-1515)
Second Image from Francisco de Goya’s Saturno devorando a su hijo (1819-1823)
Third Image Francisco de Goya’s Mujeres riendo (1819-23)
This has been another hilarious philosophical and metaphysical joke from Bartleby Willard & Amble Whistletown, metaphysical humorists.
They are wise enough to realize that either aware, clear, honest, accurate, competent, joyfully sharing kindness is the way forward; or we human-things have no possible way to think and act that we can understand, believe in, or care about; that such a Perfect Reality cannot be known literally/definitively/1:1-ily by us limited mortals, but that that limitation doesn’t mean one’s thought-as-a-whole (ideas, feelings, and Light within and through all things — all interacting meaningfully though of course not perfectly together) can’t organize itself better and better around the Light within, allowing for one’s thought-as-a-whole to gain more and more whole-being insight into that and in what way it is truer to say “we are all in this together and should treat ourselves and each other with respect and kindness and joyful gratitude” and “aware, clear, honest, accurate, competent, joyfully sharing kindness is the way forward” than it is to say “who knows what’s going on or how to proceed?”.
In short (not short enough!!), they are wise enough to know they need to reach for more wisdom so that they can do a better job of living; even if it is ultimately true that they are only fictional beings, and that no one involved in any of their projects exists. However, are these poor imaginary-world sinners really any different from all you poor real-world sinners? Aren’t we all but the merest and outermost undulations of the Great God’s mighty rolling laughter? For what’s really Real except for the Light?This has been another art project from Bartleby Willard and Amble Whistletown. The thoughts and views therein belong to no one. Author: Bartleby Willard / Editor: Amble Whistletown / Copyright AM Watson