Artist: Tamantha Williams
Title: Psychomachia – Sloth – 7th of 8 in series
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 40cm x 50cm
The rested one, the unthinking one, the Sloth, we welcome you with open embrace as we celebrate you, your realisation that you “need do nothing” and apply it to everything and everyone, and so, you do nothing.
Your defence mechanism resides in your belief that alone you can do nothing so why do at all? Your claim to victory lies in finding the self, bolstering your self esteem, working on yourself for yourself and this for the betterment of all involved in your time in your way. Yes, you do feel you need do nothing. Just be. How alone are you Sloth? What special function do you hold besides the fear of valuelessness within? And so your world of little essence shrinks further, further into the self and further away from reality. Would it be fair of me to say you need the time to pamper yourself? To isolate yourself for sanity reasons? To create a vacuum in which you can exist without having to deal with this hell we live in? Maybe. Sloth, my brother, see the witnesses to your reality, break free of the bondages that are but illusions to your truth, see the love that is there inviting you in, bringing you gifts of joining, of doing from a quiet centre in which yes, “you need do nothing”. There is much to do Sloth, there is no time to waste, in fact you can save 1000’s of years in your life and others, there are gifts to give when your focus is on doing from a quiet centre.
What keeps you bound Sloth? Welcome Energy in, let it be the witness to your special function, right doing not just right being. Your right mindedness is your freedom, your littleness is not your end game, is not your self. Don’t let it be. Hear how your witnesses invite you in; “Of yourself you can do nothing, because of yourself you are nothing. But together our wills fuse into something whose power is far beyond the power of its separate parts.”