Meditation: Body V

Our last in the “Body” series, we aptly end with the idea of resurrection.

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“Resurrection” by Alma Thomas, 1966
Medium: acrylic and graphite

Painting credit: White House Collection/White House Historical Association

This acrylic and graphite on canvas painting was done by Alma Thomas, who was an educator and artist in Washington, D.C. for most of her career. She was a member of the Washington Color School. This painting was unveiled as part of the White House Collection during Black History Month 2015 and is the first in this collection by an African-American woman. This painting was acquired for the White House Collection with support from George B. Hartzog, Jr., and the White House Acquisition Trust/White House Historical Association.  Source: The White House Historical Association

“For a human being to possess true poverty, he or she must be as free of his or her created will as they were when they did not yet exist. … People should be as free of their own knowledge as when they were not yet, letting God accomplish whatever God wills. People should stand empty. … Following the way of my unborn being I have always been, I am now, and shall remain eternally. What I am by my [temporal] birth is destined to die and be annihilated, for it is mortal; therefore it must with time pass away. In my [eternal] birth all things were born, and I was cause of myself and of all things.” — Meister Eckhart

(From Matthew Fox, Christian Mystics: 365 Readings and Meditations (p. 146). New World Library. Kindle Edition.)

 

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