Art and Love – The Heart Page

Who are you?

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Are you a student?

Are you a teacher?

Who are you?

There are many ways to answer this question.

You can talk about your work or your family.

You can talk about how much money you have or how much money you want or something that you want to do, but does that really answer the question?

Who are you?

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Who are we and why are we here?

How do you answer this question? How should we answer this question?

Who are you?

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Write your answer in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Here is an example:

I am a philosopher. I do not know why I am here but I am trying to find the answer. I read and think and talk to people. I work as a quality control engineer in a big plastic factory. It is quite an interesting job because I work with a lot of different people and I have to solve technical problems on the computer. My work is not everything however. I work to live but I do not live to work.

Who am I? I am a human being? What does that mean? I am not sure yet. I am learning. Where will I end up? I don’t know. I don’t know where I will I end up. I don’t know what will happen in the future. Life is always changing.

Here is another example:

I am a cashier in a supermarket. I don’t like my job very much because sometimes it is a little boring but it pays the bills. I live with my family. My family is very important to me. Religion is important to me. When I am confused I pray and I try to listen to god. I can hear the voice of god in my heart.

Here is another one:

I am a mother. I take care of my children. We are god’s children. God takes care of us. Sometimes we do not know it. Sometimes we do not notice it. Sometimes we are not aware.

Just as our children lose themselves in their play, we lose ourselves in our lives and we forget that god is looking after us.

Who are we? We are the children of the universe.

Here is another:

Who am I? I am an artist. My art is my life. I live my life try to achieve my full potential as a human being. I use my art to express my soul and to say what it is that I have to say. What do I have to say? I can not put that into words. I prefer to say it with pictures. I am a painter. A picture is worth a thousand words. No! It is more than that. A picture is worth a million words.

If I did not paint, I would not exist. For me painting is everything. Life is like a huge painting. Who am I? I am one of the painters who lives inside this huge canvas.

Write your answer in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

Metaphors

We don’t have to answer the question literally. We can answer it figuratively. That means we can answer in poetic language. We can use metaphors. Do you know what a metaphor is? It is an important figure of speech. It is a type of idiom. You need to learn metaphors to reach a high level in English. Check out the metaphor page:

The Metaphor Page

Are you a student?
What is a student?
Are you a teacher?
What is a teacher?
Are you a string on a guitar?
Are you a flower on a tree?
Are you a song in the heart?

The Heart as a Metaphor

Are you able to forget yourself? Can you forget yourself and your job and your family and live only in the heart?

What do you think of that idea. You can listen to a conversation about the heart at this link:

Are you a speck of infinite light in the heart?

(a real conversation with Sarasvati-swami)

Who are you really?

Are you a speck of infinite light that shines in the heart?

Art is Life – Art as a Metaphor for Life

You are an artist.

Everybody is an artist.

You are an artist and your art is your life. Your medium (link to media page) is yourself and this world. Your brush is your hands and your clay is your body and your art is everything that you do.

There are many things that you have to do. You have to study and work to realise your ambitions and dreams. You have to get along with your family and other members of your community. You need food and clothing and shelter and money. You have to have money to pay for things like transport, education and entertainment. You need money for all these things.

In the modern world, unless you are very isolated, you usually need money. Most of us have to work to get our money. Unless you are rich, you have to work to get money.

What do you think?

Are you an artist?

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Work and Money

Do you define yourself by your work and your money? Do you define yourself by your job and what you do? Do you define yourself by how much money you earn? How important is money to you?

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Do you work for money? Do you earn a good wage? Are you paid enough? Are you underpaid? Are you overpaid?

Who is overpaid in your society? Who is underpaid in your society?

How much do people earn in your society? How important is money? Does it contribute to gross national happiness?

Your Relationship to Work

What is your relationship with your work? Do you have a good relationship with your work? Do you define yourself by your work? Does your work tell you who you are?

How important is it?

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If you have a good relationship with your work, you will be happy. If you do not have a good relationship to your job, sooner or later problems will surface. Sooner or later you will have problems. Sooner or later you will get into trouble. What do you think of that idea?

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Your Life is your Art.

There are many things you have to do. There are many things you have to do for money.

There are many things you have to do for money but sometime when you are alone and feeling quiet (link to alone and feeling quiet page) and you get the desire to do something but you don’t have to, that is the beginning of art.

A lot of work is just dull drudgery or slavery and you have to do things when you are tired and unhappy even though you are tired and unhappy but there are some things you do that are not work. There are some things that you just do spontaneously or for fun. There are things you do on on a whimsy, in a moment of passion. Where do those things come from?

When you are free and sitting by yourself and relaxed and happy, you will get the desire to do something. Where does that desire come from? What is that thing?

That is art.

What kind of art do you like?

Who are you really?

Where are you?

Does “you” include all that you love?

Does “I” include all that I love?

Links

We are always making new pages and updating pages so be sure to come back and check for more links.


The Parts of the Body

The Romance Page – Matchmaking

The Advice Page

The Auntie Stephanie Page


The Story of the Bodhisattva

The Art Page

YouTube Links

What is enlightenment?

Reading

A Romantic Young Man in Japan

Dedication

This page is dedicated to Nicholas and Helena Roerich

“To behold with the eyes of the heart; to listen with the ears of the heart to the roar of the world; to peer into the future with the comprehension of the heart; to remember the cumulations of the past through the heart; thus must one impetuously advance upon the path of ascent. Creativeness encompasses the fiery potentiality, and is impregnated with the sacred fire of the heart.”

Agni Yoga – Heart I
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World English Course

There are lots of things you can learn in the World English Course. There is a place where you can talk about work and there is also a place where you can find a job and a place where you can find staff. There is a place where you can have fun and there is a place where you can talk about food or family. There is also a place where you can talk about money or love or philosophy. You can study anything you want anytime you want. You can do it once a week or every day or any time you like. Have fun! Work hard! Tell your friends and family members! Enjoy!

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