Seven Years in Tibet

7 Years in Tibet | Inci Jones Artist

“The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your actions will be.” – Dalai Lama

Can Amazon Prime Video read our minds or perhaps even what we need spiritually? There are occasions that lead me to believe that they are reading our minds or even our spiritual needs instinctually. And no, we do not have an Echo or Alexa hooked up in our home for conversation spying suggestions.

But recently Amazon Prime, very helpfully suggested that we watch Seven Years in Tibet 1997 film starring Brad Pitt. We had never seen the movie, which is no big surprise because our viewing habits trend toward classic movies and film, which are circa 30’s, 40’s & 50’s. So anything 1960 to current seems so modern to us. 

Initially, we were a little hesitant to watch the movie, but the storyline centered around the Dalai Lama and Tibet, so at the very least we would get to see some very beautiful locations and have virtual vacation.  As the movie progressed and the plot thickened, we thoroughly enjoyed the relationship Pitt’s character had with the young Dalai Lama. His character, a real-life Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer, a soul having a human experience through his maturation process. As the movie finished, and the credits rolled my first thought was…A) we need to explore Tibet. I can only imagine the energy that is contained in the land, mountains and air. And perhaps knowledge of the ages that may filter into your soul and mind to evolve as a human.  B) The movie highlighted the Dalai Lama with his childlike sense of humour and mischievous smile; and wisdom that was direct, simple, comforting and relatable. Helping every being that he touched in his daily life in this realm. Taking the most dire and trying circumstance to have a better understanding of the “meaning and lesson” that it represented, as opposed to being overwhelmed by the trial. 

In my artwork entitled 7 Years in Tibet, I wanted to capture the intent and knowledge of the ages with the natural beauty that Tibet emanates. The meditative essence of this piece is reminiscent of the monks meditating to achieve a better connection with the knowledge of the universe. The natural elements helps to draw the viewer into an earthly reverence for life and the life process of the human experience.