Everyone is born with a spirit. As the young child grows out of its clumsy toddler years into the junior school playground, it is a hive of spiritual activity. Its mind is always buzzing with optimism and excitement. But at such sheltered stages of its life, it has hardly seen the world. Until one day the grown man’s wise father issues the sage note of welcome to the world. And as the years grind on, the human spirit starts to dampen. A sense of reality comes to replace those halcyon years of spiritual optimism.
Even institutional belief systems are being questioned. Until one day the mind simply grows hollow and disillusioned, devoid of all ideas and will to keep on carrying on and striving for the fulfilment of hopes and dreams. This is a condition of being human that afflicts so many men and women today. And yet so many others seem to survive. Their spirits must be strong. They have not given up, and their belief systems remain strong, usually with doses of rational thought processes. And helping them to go from one day into the next will be material elements that act as their daily sources of inspiration.
An intimate or quaint gallery of spiritual wall art is one such material element. Another will be a mantelpiece or shelf of small sculptures, whether impressions of great men and women of the past or abstract structures that yearn to be touched and caressed. Spiritual wall art will have its same degree of abstractness, should you choose. It is an encouraging thought. You can never quite make out what message is being portrayed. But in the process, your mind is being distracted from the daily realities of everyday life.Continue reading