KILL YOUR FEAR
What does that even mean, and I don't
Well, let me tell you a little more about why this is the most valuable skill you can have in life:
kill your fear.
"Kill Your Fear" and free yourself. Too often, we compromise who we are and to what we can attain because we have learned to fear. We can try to break free, to chip away at the walls that we build in order to protect ourselves, only to run up against yet another. Each new wall we come up against is thinner, stronger, and harder to see.
If we are serious about living a life free from fear, we will find ancient chains of emotional manipulation, abuse, and programming that we must face. We will find ourselves in situations in which we must learn to act consciously, to stop simply reacting as we always have and "...doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." This is true in our relationships, our jobs and our life callings.
Isaiah Berlin describes two concepts of liberty: “negative liberty is the freedom from external obstacles or constraints. An individual is free in the sense if they are not physically prevented from taking action. Positive liberty is freedom from internal constraints and self-mastery the rule of the self, by the self. To take control of one’s own mind, to be liberated from irrational fears and beliefs, from addictions, superstitions and all other forms of self-coercion.”
To take control of one’s own mind,
to be liberated from irrational fears and beliefs, from addictions, superstitions and all other forms of self-coercion.”
is not the
but the triumph over it."
absence of fear,
KILL YOUR FEAR N°1-3
Series painted in oils with rust, patinas and silver, gold or copper leaf.
The Bible teaches us not to hide our light under a basket and
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2. Timothy 1:7)
tells us to “fear not” 365 times,
once for each and every day.
a sound mind
The resulting image (based on a film scene from the 60's) has James Bonde-esque edginess and provocatively challenges those who dare to look closer. For once the title is taken into consideration, a profound message is revealed, glimmering like gold behind the falling masks in the images.
Each piece is alive, moving and changing throughout the day and with each varying source of light. Although each piece stands on its own, they are most powerful as a triptych where the repetition amplifies impact and calls attention to the nuances of metals, colors and expression.
Once we start on this journey, we mustn’t turn back. It is a process that every person faces, if they will,
that transcends race, gender and culture.
To face our fears and become a conscious, self-controlled human is the life we are meant to live, a redeemed, restored life.
For “redeemed humanity is to be something more glorious than unfallen humanity would have been, more glorious than any unfilled race now is.” (CS Lewis, Miracles)
It will surpass our wildest imagination because we will experience true peace, freedom and joy.