Rainbow piano

Colorific fun

I was playing with some water color pens for a few minutes while I had some time. I was enjoying making an outline and bringing my emotions into the ink choices.

Probably the most I fun I had was afterwards though. What I noticed is that when I took a photo, the colors didn’t look like they were on the page. What I had to do was to make adjustments in order for it to show up how I was seeing it in real life, on the water color page.

Often times we don’t think about how sometimes it takes a lot of extra “art” work to make something truly depicting the actual and real. We often walk around in society acting like the unedited object is the real object. However this is not often the case. In this respect, it actually takes skill to show the authentic—it takes editing.

We have to strive to bring the actual colors through. We do this spiritually, too. It’s not a ‘given’ that what you see, unfiltered, is the real thing. Filters aren’t always masks—sometimes they reveal and sometimes they allow or make it easier for us to see what’s *really* there.

We can’t erase the filter of the mind; a mind will always exist, because it is the nature of conditioning that our minds exist. Sometimes we just have to change our minds and replace our filters with more updated versions, editing our behaviors is what follows, so that what we get, in the end, is an expression of our true nature. This takes daily practice.

14 thoughts on “Rainbow piano

  1. “Filters aren’t always masks—sometimes they reveal and sometimes they allow or make it easier for us to see what’s *really* there.” – this is brillaint and I am thrilled that you highlighted it! I used to be very puristic about not editing pictures – until a photographer friend explained how it is necessary sometimes to show the perspective or the mood with which we are seeing a setting. Now that made sense to me. You highlighted this very well – and loved how you connected this to the way we see or understand spirituality – everything needs a refined view so it gets across as it is really meant to. Loved it Ka.

  2. I use to filter my mind all the time, fear does that. But once I understood…I let go…and the colors that came through were colors all their own, a truth if you will to each thing that I saw. Great post dear lady, thank you for sharing your colors 😀❤️🙏🏽

  3. How do we really know that we are ‘free’ of our ‘masks’? I would like to think
    that objectively. Critical yes I’m still critical after years of self examination.
    Maybe rightly so. We’ll leave that to another day.
    Fun post Ka! Well worth checking out folks

  4. What a phenomenal post that opens the mind to the power of choice! I have heard it said all too often that people do not change, but I do not think that is true at all. I think it takes a great deal of strength to change one’s mind and start editing our behaviors and it is always something to be respected. ❤

  5. I think this is so thoughtfully put, Ka: “Sometimes we just have to change our minds and replace our filters with more updated versions” – Wow. I am changing a filter now and adjusting accordingly as I go rest offline tonight to welcome the new day tomorrow 🌞 All the best to you!

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