OF THE GREAT NOTHING
PHYSCIAL SURROUNDINGS MUST ALSO COMPLY
SIMPLY BE BEFORE PERCEPTIONS’ BELIEF
IN/OF/AS ORIGINAL SILENCE BEFORE SOUND
BE-LIVED ALWAYS, ONLY NOW
AS THOUGH IT IS SO
WITHIN & WITHOUT
IS ALL THAT IS
ORIGINAL TRUTH OF BEING
- Elizabeth Gilbert
Creativity is the relationship between a human being and the
mysteries of inspiration...
a sense of mystery and inspiration.
We may be able to draw nearer to that source
than we think,
being gently propelled by some force,
something not "me."
by curiosity than be fear.
[But] you won't be able to create anything
interesting out of your life
if you don't believe in "creative entitlement."
This doesn't mean behaving like a princess,
as though the world owes you anything.
simply means believing that you are allowed to be here,
merely by being here,
you are allowed to have a voice,
and a vision
of your own.
"the arrogance of belonging",
and claims that it is absolutely vital
to cultivate if you wish to interact more vividly with life.
Without this "arrogance of belonging",
you will never be able to take
any creative risks,
without it, you will never push yourself out
of the suffocating insulation of personal safety
and into the frontiers of the
beautiful and the unexpected.
In a strange way it is a divine force
that will actually take you out of
yourself and allow you to engage more fully with life.
what keeps you from "creative living"
is your self-absorption, i.e.
your self-doubt, your self-disgust,
your self-judgment, your crushing
sense of self-protection.
The "arrogance of belonging" pulls you out
of the the darkest depths of self-hatred,
not by saying "I am the greatest!"
but merely saying "I am here" -
the simple entitlement to exist and
It will mobilize ecstatically,
because this is what your Soul [Being] was born for.
Your Soul has been waiting for you
to wake up to your own existence
[your Aliveness] for years.
[Being wants to express ItSelf through you in creative ways.]
Author of Eat Pray Love
above excerpt from: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
Waking up to your Aliveness
- Elizabeth Gilbert
In its place, must be the yearning for That which never changes.
Only after thoughts arise does the world comes into being.
The mirage does not disappear even after knowing it to be a mirage.
Individuls expecting great changes will ilkely meet with disappointment.
turn the attention to what cannot change.
Solving Yourself: Yuben de Wu Hsin