many water journeys ~ slideshow IV » Escaping from the Tree of Desire

Artwork by Christine Robinson

Escaping from the Tree of Desire

Escaping from the tree of desire, painting by Christine Robinson, Australian artist

2 responses

  1. jim

    I find that so much of my life is manacled by my desires. I see that these desires are socially inculcated but I want to break away from this and get to the real “marrow of life” and not be distracted by this crap that pulls me away from life. I see that social pressures determine what I eat, how I spend my time, what I see as fact and even how I look at the person alongside of me. I want to eat simply. I don’t want to eat processed food. I want to learn to write and read better, to work in wood and to learn calligraphy but instead I find that I watch TV and waste away my hours. I want to see the inner person but instead I see a woman’s breasts and the curve of her waist and I lust for her instead of looking within and seeing the soul that longs to communicate with me. Desire seems to be the director but the underlying social pressures are responsible for planting the tree of desire in the first place.

    February 7, 2012 at 8:29 am

  2. Hi Jim, Thank you for your inspiring words relating to ‘desire’. As you can see by my image ‘Escaping from the Tree of Desire’, I too struggle with this. It is uplifting to read your words about you, your life and this subject. Thank you,
    Christine

    February 7, 2012 at 10:22 am

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