To look is not the same as to see. By looking you can discern people and things. You look from a distance to bring them closer, to find out more. In doing this we use our language. We are makers of images, and with these images we create our reality.
To see or behold is something else. The moment you see, there is no distance between seer and what is seen. It happens directly, without the use of tools, immediately. The moments you see lead to wordless wisdom which is comprised of creativity, and produces an innovative, vitalizing impulse.
The distant ancestors from Egypt and India spoke of the veil of Isis or Maya. It is the mother (Isis, Maya) who gives life and teaches a child to look. She offers words and customs that guide us towards a world we discover and form. However, in order to see you must lift that veil. Other people cannot do that for you. You have to experience and discover the world behind the words and through the acquired habits, in doing so lift the veil of Isis and start to see. This subsequently changes the way one looks and experiences the world. In addition, it offers new opportunities in art, politics, and science.
Piet Winkelaar studied philosophy, theology, and andragogy. He earned his degree with Anders dan we denken. (Other than we think; the reality is not the same as we think).