Casey Hallas Art

Mysticism

I experienced something beyond explanation. I wanted to help but it led to rejection. Why should you concern yourself with helping people who don’t believe in the impossible? A lack of love is what makes this world static. Belief in the possibilities is what makes the world grow.

People who harm others for personal gain never seem to realize that it only creates a moment for themselves (worse, trauma for another), whereas empowering another creates the future. They seem to think they won, but yet, the gains will always slip away. It’s a matter of perspective – whether you can see the whole of history, the whole of the present moment – the scope of a lifetime. Dignified and careful interactions create harmony. Harmony creates trust. Trust creates strength. You practice self-control to overcome baseness, and you do this to share power. You share power because it keeps you safe.

Experiencing unkindness will teach you who is worth your time. The future is created now – but only share with those who deserve it – that is, those who choose to do no harm. This is not something you can jump in and out of – it is not something you do on a sliding scale. To do otherwise is to be unlike the Truth. After all, the answer came for you alone. Many, many lonely souls.

Questions are the seeds of time.

Gratitude

A place past loss, contempt, anger – gratitude. People don’t hold true to their own values. It’s human nature. Enjoy good times when you can, they won’t last. Regret is a waste of what little power you possess.

Sensuality

I have more sensuality in my pinky finger
than your entire high school football team.

Androgyny

It’s been interesting to see who can say what in American society. Who is allowed to be a victim and who is not. The liberal bias is a collection of cross-checks within a groupthink mentality. In order to be allowed to speak your mind you have to surrender your pathos, and in the process, make yourself vulnerable. When certain people get ahold of your tragedy they hold it up and use it to shame you, alternatively, behind your back and sometimes even to your face. But these laughs are always at the behest of a decider. So, you can observe a fool laughing at your pain – follow their eyes to see who they are trying to impress. Or simply, trying to please themselves. It doesn’t work so well one on one.

It’s beyond most people’s reason to consider what horrors you may have endured if you hold up a front of strength. If you don’t make sense, they try to tear you down, almost never to empower you. That is, until the groupthink holds you up. A single, strong individual walks this line and after a lifetime of censure – sees the cues of who is saying what behind their back and can begin to assume the reasons why. It’s an effort on the part of the individual to be understanding, offer compassion to the mean-spirited. To understand why. They assume you are something. Yet, you are sentience – like them. Consciousness itself. They are not intelligent enough for self-awareness. Identity is a construct of the visible.

The true life of a person is much larger. It’s the total experience of the mind, through time. You can begin to see who is really alive by their eyes. Practice inaction. There’s a reticence, to move slowly, and to see – like an animal who is friend or foe. In this game, there are no victors. It’s fam. When you judge, you lose. What you’re losing out on is love. You’re losing your friend.

It’s a lonely world for creative thinkers.

Conditional Love

The only unconditional love is what YOU feel.

Don’t expect people to be ethical or spiritual – people lie to themselves and follow the crowd.

Give up on people when they give up on you. You haven’t time to babysit.