Tag Archives: Surrealist Art

Reflection for today…Lovers Are Dreamers -Don Miguel Ruiz & David Lynch

1 Sep
Life is nothing but a dream,
and if we are artists, then we can create our life with Love,
and our dream becomes a masterpiece of art.” 
Salvador Dali Couple With Their Heads Full Of Clouds1

A Couple with Their Heads Full of Clouds, 1936 by Salvador Dalí 

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Lyrics

“Love is the name
In the wind
The wind blows through
The trees and stars

We make a wish
To be
Together

This night
When we dream
Together
We’ll remember
When we dream
Together
The big dream

The time has come
To say the words
We want to hear
The time has come
To say the words
We want to hear

Love is the name
In the wind
The wind blows through
The trees and stars

We make a wish
To be
Together

This night
When we dream
Together
We’ll remember
When we dream
Together

It’s the big dream
The big dream
The big dream
It’s the big dream
The big dream
The big dream

The big dream.”

Courtesy of: https://genius.com/David-lynch-the-big-dream-annotated

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For more information…

The Mastery of Love…https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/81939.The_Mastery_of_Love

In The Mastery of Love, don Miguel illuminates the fear-based beliefs and assumptions that undermine love and lead to suffering and drama in our relationships. Using insightful stories to bring his message to life, Ruiz shows us how to heal our emotional wounds, recover the freedom and joy that are our birthright, and restore the spirit of playfulness that is vital to loving relationships.
In the Toltec tradition, three fundamental masteries guide us to our true nature, which is happiness, freedom, and love.
The first is the Mastery of Awareness. This mastery teaches us to be aware of what we really are. It is the first step toward freedom because we cannot be free if we don’t know what we are, or what kind of freedom we are looking for. The Toltecs said, “Let us see ourselves with truth,” and they created a mastery just for awareness.
The second is the Mastery of Transformation, which teaches us how to become spiritual warriors, and stalk our actions and reactions so we can break free of the knowledge that enslaves us. This mastery shows us how to change the dream of our life by changing our agreements and beliefs.The Mastery of Love is the result of the first two masteries. From the Toltec perspective, everything is made of Love. Love is Life itself. When we master Love, we align with the Spirit of Life passing through us. We are no longer the body, or the mind, or the soul; we are Love. Then every action we take is an expression of Love, and Love in action can only produce happiness.
When we master Awareness, Transformation, and Love, we reclaim our divinity and become one with God. This is the goal of the Toltec.”

Copied from: https://www.hayhouse.com/the-mastery-of-love-2

Don Miguel Ruiz…https://www.miguelruiz.com/ 

David Lynch…https://www.davidlynch.com/

Salvador Dalí…https://www.theartstory.org/artist/dali-salvador/

https://www.salvador-dali.org/en/

Moby…http://moby.com/

Mindy Jones…http://www.mindianajones.com/

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Peace & Love,

-V.

Reflection for today…Intimate Conversation -Haruki Murakami

29 Jan

“We used to spend hours talking.

We never got tired of talking, never ran out of topics – novels, the world, scenery, language.

Our conversations were more open and intimate than any lovers’.” 
Haruki Murakami,    Sputnik Sweetheart

Hannibal I Let You Know Me

Dr. Hannibal Lecter’s relationship to FBI Profiler Will Graham is one of deep intimacy. It is a complicated relationship of intellectual equals and more. Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy played it beautifully. 

Hannibal It Was IntimateI really cannot recommend watching Hannibal enough. It is by far one of my most favourite television series ever. I really think Bryan Fuller, the gifted actors and his team have created a cinematic masterpiece made for television.

Hannibal is surreal and sophisticated with a dark romanticism. It is cerebral as it delves into the psyches of FBI profiler Will Graham and Dr.Hannibal Lecter. 

It will be a delight for anyone that enjoys psychology, criminology, Bryan Fuller’s creative vision and Thomas Harris‘ books respectively.

Have you seen Hannibal?

What did you think?

Does it haunt you?

It haunts me in the most beautiful way…

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For More Information…

Haruki Murakami

Haruki Murakami Cat

http://www.harukimurakami.com

Thomas Harris

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/12455.Thomas_Harris

Hannibal Television Series

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2243973/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Mads Mikkelsen

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http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0586568/?ref_=tt_cl_t2

Hugh Dancy

Hugh Dancy Serious

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0199215/?ref_=tt_cl_t1

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Hugh Dancy & Mads Mikkelsen Wish You Peace…

-V.

Reflection for today…Time is of The Essence -Buddha

27 Feb

“The trouble is,

you think you have time.”

-Buddha

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Buddha’s reflection on time is that it is taken for granted.

Time is of the essence because death is approaching {memento mori}.

Being mindful gives us awareness of how we use our time. Hopefully our time is being used living our potential and awakening spiritually and otherwise.

The key is to live in the present moment {the now} and do your very best.

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I wonder about Buddhist conceptions of time.

I found an intriguing excerpt on Buddhist notions of time from www.tricycle.com 

Daniel Goleman: “What is the Buddhist understanding of Time? How can we relate our sense of the process of time to our experience of the present moment?

His Holiness the Dalai Lama: In Buddhism, the concept of linear time, of time as a kind of container, is not accepted. Time itself, I think, is something quite weak. It depends on some physical basis, some specific thing. Apart from that thing it is difficult to pinpoint—to see time. Time is understood or conceived only in relation to a phenomenon or a process.

DG: Yet the passage of time seems very concrete—the past, the present, aging. The process of time seems very real.

HH: This business of time is a difficult subject. There are several different explanations and theories about time; there is no one explanation in Buddhism. I feel there is a difference between time and the phenomena on which time is projected. Time can be spoken of only in relation to phenomena susceptible to change, which because they are susceptible to change are transitory and impermanent. “Impermanent” means there is a process. If there is no process of change, then one cannot conceive of time in the first place.

The question is whether it is possible to imagine an independent time which is not related to any particulars, any object that goes through change. In relation to such an object, we can talk about the past of that thing, its present state, and its future; but without relation to such particulars, it is very difficult to conceive of an instant of time totally independent of a particular basis.”

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This video clip is from The Tudors.

King Henry the eighth reflects on loss.

He asks his beloved friend Charles Brandon

What loss is to man most irrecoverable?

Charles answers virtue and then honour.

Henry says that by his actions man can redeem his virtue.

He may  also find the means to recover his honour as he recovers fortune that has been lost.

Henry answers…

Of all losses time is the most irrecuperable for it can never be redeemed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0RME0FD1_k

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I highly recommend watching The Tudors if you haven’t seen it yet…

Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ performance as Henry VIII is unforgettable to say the least.

Long live the king!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTiL8pgNqhs

Have a surrealist day 😉

Peace & Namaste…

Reflection for today…Live Out Loud -Émile Zola

3 Jan

“If you ask me what I came to do in this world,

I, an artist, will answer you:

I am here to live out loud.”

– Émile Zola

Reflection for today…A True Artist -Salvador Dali

25 May

“A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.”

Salvador Dalí