Van Gogh’s Advice on Dealing With Suffering

Vincent van Gogh suffered a lot in his lifetime. He was very poor, didn’t have many friends and didn’t have a good relationship with his family, except from his brother Theo. 

He was much misunderstood, but he found solace in painting the world around him. 

The text you read in this image is one of Vincent’s writings to his brother and shows his view on suffering. 

 

What is that ‘wheat field’ for you? What changes your perspective when you get overwhelmed by the cares of this world?

 

Quote: From Vincent van Gogh’s letter to his brother Theo on July 2nd, 1889, translated by me from Dutch. 

Painting: Wheat Field with Crows by Vincent van Gogh

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