“Not knowing is love’s possibility”:
Standing firm, feeling the joy in the freedom to paint, left hand and right hand simply playing together, trusting, loving.
Alok’s light soft and powerful, Jintian would sometimes come in to give support, at times the whole of Existence would electrify me. During the first day, stress and swelling in the body from time to time would continue to appear. By the morning of the second day, after the standing qigong and drinking tea, I felt unblocked, movement began to flow.
In fact I didn’t particularly want to paint, nor did I have any ideas of what to paint. Yet I was surprised by each painting. I saw the boredom of my ego, habitual ways of conduct and action, their mode always pushing me away from silence. I noticed how important is the table beneath all the creating through non-doing. Without it, everything is just fantasy. I saw the source of interference is not from external conditions. My expectations, conjunctures, previous experiences, and repression, these are the real sources of trouble. Yet, the inner voice, guidance of the soul in the moment, these comes from silence, from standing firm and from emptiness.
This is the secret of joy.
Taiwan workshop, Oct. 2009
Alok 的光愈顯柔和與力量，錦添時而來加持一下， 我時而被整個存在電一下。 身體的緊、脹、不通依舊會在活動第一天漸漸斷斷地出現， 直到第二天早上站完樁喝完茶之後，感覺通了，有些東西開始流動 。
看到那個其實沒有很想畫，也沒有什麼要畫的念頭， 但每次畫出來的都讓我驚喜。 看到那個自我的無聊，習慣要作為的方式， 總是把我推出了寧靜之外的模式。 看到無為創造之下的那張桌子有多重要，沒有它，一切都是空想。 看到干擾的根源不是來自外在的條件， 那些期待、假設、舊有的經驗和制約才是真正干擾我的原凶； 而內在的聲音，靈魂的指引來自當下，來自寧靜， 來自穩固的樁與空。 看到喜悅的祕密就在這裡。....
© Alok Hsu Kwang-han 2012