Archive for May 12th, 2011

Creativity and ‘Me’

In the sacred emptiness of silence, flows the Life Force, the infinite creativity in the form of the human body without any resistance from any corner of that being. Ordinarily when the creativity of that totality or wholeness whispers in our hearts there is resistance. The ‘I’, the ‘Me’ assuming the airs of wisdom, knowledge and experience, retorts back to the wisdom of the Creativity and says: “What you are suggesting is not practical. It is not adaptable in my social life, in my family life”·.
When there is the ending of the momentum of the total human past, and there is a release, as it were, from the prison-house of the ‘Me’ as a separate entity then the creativity of the whole Life can manifest its activisation and can flow through all the layers of that human form without any obstacle. The idea of the ‘Me’ and the identification with that idea of the ‘Me’, is the greatest obstruction to the flow of creativity, to the flow of innocency in our lives.

In the silence, innocency reigns supreme. In the emptiness of silence, there is no obstruction of knowledge, memory. There is no resistance of the ‘Me’ introducing psychological time and saying to the creative energy “Not now, tomorrow, next year”. The ‘Me’ arrests the flow of creativity and wants to adapt it, wants to pour it into the mould of social norms and value-structures. Then it is only the ashes of creativity that remain there, which the ‘Self’, the ‘Me’ holds in its fist and says: ‘I had an inspiration, I had a glimpse.’ It wants to hold onto that experience.

Vimal Thakar

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Sensitivity and Pain

To live requires energy and fearlessness, but we are brought up in a pleasure-hunting human race, and pain is something to be afraid of, to be driven away completely, to protect oneself from.

But it is the pain and pleasure – the duality – together that make the whole, the wholeness of life.

The more sensitive you are and the more you live from the depth of your being, the more vulnerable you are to life.

The more sensitive you are and the more capable of loving human beings, the more you will be hurt; there is more sorrow, there is more pain.

Psychological hurts, pain and sorrow accompany the sensitivity, intelligence and love. Love and sorrow go together.

So, if there is physical or psychological pain, you live with it – not out of despair, not out of self-pity, not out of any weakness.  You live with it because it is part of life, it is an expression of life.

Vimala Thakar

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