15.0 Why do we create? Art, music, literature? Is it for ourselves or others? Doing it for approval, acceptance, that it might inspire is a by-product. Do we do it because of the joy of creation, producing work that is unique (perhaps) and saying that this is me?
15.1 Basing our work on the approval of others is fine to a point. To hope others are inspired by it, to feel pleasure from others awe (what is this?), to punish ourselves because of derision (also a pleasure mode), these are okay, sometimes productive, sometimes catalysts to further work, but not solely the reason, in that ‘approval’ proves unsubstantial.
15.2 What is this joy in creating? Surely not instinctive, the by-product of a lonely mind?
16.0 The mind, with conscience and reasoning, along with an active sub conscience and reasoning, understands it is aware, and that it is alone, and that one day, it will perish. What are the by-product of this?
16.1 The by-product of a LONELY mind, cut off from communication except through the filter of the conscious mind (with all it’s distractions) must be powerful and overwhelming.
17.0 Assessing 15.x and 16.x, the brain creates and produces art, literature, architecture etc, as an expression of awareness, a semblance of stability in the chaos of a reasoning mind. Outwardly we create for the sake of creating. Inwardly we do it as an anchor point for the aware and reasoning brain. Saying ‘I am’ re-enforces stability. Thus the joy.
As usual, the black book is a mess of vomited thoughts and ideas, so it goes without saying that it’s full of holes. Feel free to comment and pull it apart.
And if you click on the picture above it goes to a full page image of the Sistine Chapel, for the old image collection.