A Personal Viewpoint

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I share my thoughts on various topics here. Some of the topics that I have chosen to write about are ones that may seem rather "religious" yet they are very practical. Don't worry – these topics are not as "heavy" as some may think. If you can't find encouragement in what I write on these topics, then I really have not expressed myself properly, as these have been the areas in my own life where I have found a lot of personal strength and encouragement.
By Alan Miles on Sunday, October 05, 2008
Some time ago, when asked to contribute some thoughts to someone who was writing an article on how artists can "use a website to promote their artwork", I found it quite interesting to examine my own motives and to consider what role my use of a web site had played in my art, and whether it had met my original expectations. I would like to share my conclusions.
By Alan Miles on Wednesday, August 24, 2005
As I have improved my own skills and developed more of a personal style, I have gradually come to have a personal definition of what art is - and what it is not. I am not trying to suggest that I have the "correct" view on the subject, but my opinion quite naturally affects the subjects I choose and the way in which I work.
By Alan Miles on Sunday, May 16, 2004
There are so many aspects to relationships and so much has been written elsewhere that I just want to touch on what I consider to be the essence of relationships.
By Alan Miles on Wednesday, November 12, 2003
I believe that the term "Judgement" is misunderstood by most people.  This is a big topic, and I am not trying to give a comprehensive analysis of teaching on the subject, but rather to try and share something of the peace and confidence I find in this whole topic.
By Alan Miles on Sunday, February 23, 2003

There is a “spiritual” dimension to life that transcends the physical, psychological and emotional realities. I believe that God exists, and that man is essentially a spirit being in a physical body, having a soul.

By Alan Miles on Wednesday, September 18, 2002
As an artist, I value my integrity and identity - my authenticity – honouring the various aspects of my personality that together make up "me".
By Alan Miles on Wednesday, August 22, 2001
Success is not a matter of having money or possessions, nor is it a matter of having power or recognition. True success is found in being a totally integrated – "whole" – human being.
By Alan Miles on Sunday, February 06, 2000
Many religious traditions promote holiness as a way to God. A pretty good definition of "holiness" is "wholeness". I believe that both words share a common history in English language.
By Alan Miles on Wednesday, April 07, 1999
It has been said, "The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat!"

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