Recent drawings exploring ancient symbols and Buddhist teachings.


Labyrinth

Labyrinth
The single path of the Labyrinth twists and turns. I imagine the centre will provide me with everything I seek. The path gets close, only to lead me away again. With perseverance I arrive, to find an empty space.
I return on the same path with nothing.
I have found the happiness I was looking for.

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The Sri Yantra

The Sri Yantra

Through the Sri Yantra, I find stillness.
Everything is in balance. I am exactly where I should be.
Everything is connected and everything is both an expression and part of what we call God.
With these thoughts comes an acceptance of what is.

With acceptance, I can consider change more clearly.

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Lakota symbol with Ankh

The Lakota and Ankh

The Lakota symbol with the seed of life below and the Ankh symbol of eternal life above.

With nothing, I can pass through the single point between the triangles of heaven and earth.
I can die before I die.

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Present moment and owl

Present moment

An owl hovered above us.
He carried the sun and the moon as one and time stood still.
We were brought into the present moment, with no thoughts to distract us.

In that moment, what we had was enough.

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Ancestors live on in us

Ancestors

Our ancestors live on in us. They are us.
When we breathe, they breathe.
When we walk, they walk.
They live on with us.

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The spirals of life

The spirals of life

Each spiral represents the physical, mental, and spiritual of a human life.
I follow each spiral to the centre and then return. The stillness deep within each spiral offers the peace and happiness I search for.

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Witnessing thoughts

Witnessing thoughts

If we can witness our thoughts, we become the presence beyond thought. In the drawing, the image of who I am is an illusion, created by my thoughts. I wear my crown, created by my ego. Through stillness, I see myself from the wisdom of the Buddha leaf and the Eye of Providence.
I am now more than my thoughts.

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I only see my thoughts.

Letting go

The crown contains suns and moons, representing time and thought.
I let go of time and thought.
Letting ego go.
Accepting what is.

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Thoughts and time

My perception of you is a reflection of me.

The title and inspiration behind this drawing is from a quote circulating on social media and from an unknown source. It continues... "my reaction to you is an awareness of me".

In the picture, I see only my reflection, while I wear my crown of thoughts, illusions and prejudices.

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Ancestors live in us

The constant chatter in my mind

The symbol of chaos is eight arrows pointing in different directions. On my arms I hold onto the constant chatter of past and future thoughts.



Mike Heseltine artist