Creativity and meditation. Tuscany, 1994

James Low

Creativity and meditation

Tuscany, Italy
One Week Summer Camp, August 1994

 

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That is why the start of the meditation—the clear blue sky—is a new beginning for everything. And the middle is a further dispersal of the old, the solid, the enduring. The end of the meditation is rebirth in the unborn flow of becoming.

The basic point is always the relationship between openness—between the unfixed moment, the space just before we speak, or move or think or act—and the arising. Are we going to arise and fill that moment on the basis of what we want to be there, so that we close it over, we know what it is in advance? Or are we going to attempt to relax and open and be there? Be surprised by the world and by ourselves?