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If you think you want the truth I ask you,
is your pursuit of truth of such importance to you that you would be willing to part with your beliefs to get to it?
Or are you one of the common minds, fighting for your belief at all costs?
It's totally understandable to prefer your personal prejudice over a quest for truth that may lead to contradictions to what you think you already know.
Personal beliefs are very personal. 

It's a passion of mine to challenge my beliefs and escape from old paradigms, but my mind works like any other. When I come to believe something, I want to validate it, defend it, and crush opposing views. It can take me a little while to shift into that releasing mode and start entertaining other models for truth.
I find it's really hard to see truth in obscure models such as a different religious idea, by trying to piece it inside your own model. 
By setting your model aside and giving a school of thought a model of its own, you can see how it's companion ideas fit together within its own context.
One person says there is no good or evil, another says of course there is good and evil. They are two ideas in two different models. You can't judge ideas like these until you see them inside their context.

So you have a certain mega belief, held together by a powerful web of sub beliefs, but one by one, it slowly gets dismantled. Eventually you start to listen to those opposing views and arguments as to why the beliefs that you held on to so dearly before, are false. You can hear the logic. Slowly you become deprogrammed. 
Once you deprogram, the chances of you going back to what you believed before is unlikely. 
In the past my mind was changed about something or someone. 

Will I go back to what I believed before?   Probably not, since months or even years of investigation and scrutiny were invested to get me to change it in the first place. The web was shattered. "The dream is over" as John Lennon wrote.

It's time to awaken in time for a new dream.

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Nate Kambal
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Canada
Born to BC's west coast, I began an interest in art at the age of six.
Taking private lessons at the age of 9, I studied charcoal as a foundation for value and composition. After majoring in art through high school in an advanced placement program, I studied design and illustration at UFV where I received my diploma. The emphasis in that program was visual communication, which plays a key roll in my art today.
Upon graduating I worked with a graphics company that did murals. I learned a lot about planning large scale paintings from Dean Lauze, who was a big contributor in my development as an artist.
In 2005 Joseph, my business partner and brother, and I, started a clothing line called Brethren Empirical which featured graphic art and custom touches. After running Brethren clothing and selling limited run T shirts to boutiques for a few years, I returned my focus to fine art, only now instead of focusing on commission pieces, I work mostly on personal series.
While the main medium is oil, the occasional wood piece, gives me a chance to employ the chainsaw. Regardless of medium, nature and natural forms are emphasized in my work, often with strong narratives using a symbolic language. I'm really interested in the power of myths and totems so animals are used for this purpose. Dreams also use a similar type symbolic language to tell us things. Since my dreams have been quite lucid at times, a dream journal has become one resource in producing ideas and images.
My ultimate goal, is to create beautiful work with mystique, to use skill to deliver a message to the heart, and to be thoughtful in the delivery.

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Riftress Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope you have a lovely birthday! 
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N8grafica Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really good. Thanks
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turnipBerry Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday. :)
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N8grafica Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks
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Happy Birthday!
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N8grafica Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why Thank you.
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :)
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Timmy-SP Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday. Jump through here for a delicious cakeccThe Cake Is A Lie 
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N8grafica Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet. Thanks
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