Artistic Freedom: Sonia Ben Achoura’s Sacred Man

“…freedom of expression unites all people towards a deeper appreciation of our own intrinsic sacredness, hence clarifying our place in the world amongst all other manifestations of life.”

These are the hope-filled words of psychologist and artist, Sonia Ben Achoura, from her recent article here on TPT entitled, Digital Icon: A Portrait Of The New Evolution.

Timeship Earth by Sonia Ben Achoura

I say “hope-filled” because it is easy to come away from her article with a sense of doom and fear. But tucked away within the lines of her post is this reassuring assessment on the human condition–that we humans are, and always will be, a sacred lot.

In these current days of war, of beheadings, of mass killings, of all manner of terror played out on the world stage, what could be more in the forefront of human awareness, now, than

freedom of expression? Whether we let fear quite our voices, or if we decide to do it ourselves out of political correctness, the result is the same–we become like animals, corralled and fit for slaughter.

Restricting individual freedom of expression does not realize for society a greater good. The opposite is true. It is respect for the individual that “unites all people”, that imbues us with a “deeper appreciation of our own intrinsic sacredness”. There should be no fear when all people know this truth and act upon it, “hence clarifying our place in the world amongst all other manifestations of life”.


MT McClanahan

An artist and perpetual thinker, MT McClanahan finds inspiration through connecting ideas across a broad range of topics. He especially enjoys philosophy and how art and life interconnect. He is the founder of TPT and his paintings can be seen at mtmcclanahan.com.

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