“This illustration is a dedication to my higher and whole self. I wanted a visual representation of one of my favourite sayings; “man is a universe within himself.” The more I continue to evolve, the more I realize the greatest deception we’ve been taught is that the source of all that we seek, exists outside of us. Whether that be love, power, happiness, salvation, knowledge, wholeness, you name it. Capitalism teaches us this, because for every ounce of emptiness we feel, there’s an industry ready to sell us a product or service to temporarily fill that.
Yet within all of us, exists all that which we seek outside of us. For we are only able to recognize what it is that we seek, because we have witnessed it (or the potential of it) within ourselves first. However, because many of us are overwhelmed by, unfamiliar with, or afraid of our own power and potential, we seek these traits or experiences within others.
A whole universe, THE universe itself exists within us. Because we are the universe, and it is us. This is oneness, this is wholeness, that which we are. I often forget this, and it’s something I have to constantly remind myself of. My hope in sharing this very personal portrait and these words with you, is that you are able to resonate, and look within the universe inside you as well.” - A Blooming Lotus.
Artist: A Blooming Lotus
Size: 12” x 12”
*Image is subject to Copyright and is the sole intellectual property of A Blooming Lotus.