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The Ease of Not Knowing

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Being at ease with not knowing is crucial for answers to come to you.

–Eckhart Tolle
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This new Painting has been sitting within my sight for several days now. I can only speak for myself but I find it really easy piece in which to withdraw, imagining myself in that place, in that moment under that sky. There’s a sense of Ease and comfort in it for me.

It just feels right.

Yet there is something enigmatic about it. While there is an air of easiness and acceptance in the painting, there is also a feeling that there is some sort of questioning taking place.

Perhaps a wondering of the why’s and what’s and how’s of this universe and our place in it?

Or the existence of a god or gods? Or the nature of good and evil?

Or perhaps something less weighty.

But even with this questioning there is still a great calmness and ease, as though the Red Tree in this time and place knows that having those answers would not make this particular moment any better.

And perhaps in that moment when a question does not require a response, an answer shows itself.

Perhaps…

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This painting is 18″ by 36″ on canvas and is titled, not surprisingly, The Ease of Not Knowing. It is going to the Principle Gallery as part of my show, Haven, that opens there on June 1.



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