When at the junctions of life, we must always first look both ways. This requires imagination and a sense of rational-sensual precognition based on knowledge and likelihoods. We can guess what may be around the corner, we can spend time asking ourselves about what is the best option or we can look to the world around us for guidance. Human beings are usually highly wound around their own emotional perceptions. It is wise to remember this when asking for advice. Specific fear sets and areas of inexperience will shape our perceptions and so any advice given verbally will be from our perspective on life. Most of the time, in general circumstances, this works out fairly normally and with questions, patience and once again, imagination, we can get our points across to a singular holistic view. We must be able to accept in principle what each person is saying before having a whole concept to work together upon.
Often though, we find that this communication method simply cannot work. Sometimes different sides of a situation have completely different perceptions based on varying and widely separated modes of wisdom and experience. This is where it becomes hard to communicate, because due to various belief sets and indoctrinations it is not possible for one side to accept in principle what the other is saying. In these situations a clear lack of human empathy is present. This is a mental block that is being caused by an inability to appreciate the opposing concept without emotionally attaching to it. Only when we can hold both sides of a genuine argument in our minds at the same time can we begin to attend the problem with complete judgement ability. Only when we have a connection to all of the ideas that create a situation can we understand the situation.
Art is a language of universal meaning that means anyone can produce a work of art and then anyone can interpret it for themselves. In most conversations we are prone to projecting our own assumptions and psychological behaviours into the people we talk to because subconsciously we expect them to be present, In verbal communication this produces a problem because it cuts off the original motive and replaces it with an illusory one. Any attempt to chisel at this shadow will be fruitless to the real outcome. Art gets around this humanitarian issue because it requires this projection of self onto the subject in order for it to speak to you. Only in art can the viewer actually appreciate the message for them from the piece and listen to it without self-judgement. Because the message brews from within self with the help of the work in front of them, there is no judgement or offence, there is no manipulation. The viewer does all the work based on their own desires to learn and seek.
Through art we can communicate exoteric, gnostic and humanitarian issues with an intent to demonstrate, teach, enlighten and entertain. We can provide both ways to the perspective on life, to the junction so when we make choices, when we decide who we are and what we will do, we have seen all around us. Once we have been shown the possible, the near possible and the practically insane, we have the ability to use our cognitive power to really choose, to really find and to really do what we really desire. Speak the truth by telling stories, show the world by describing a fantasy, explain the heart by touching theirs.