Wednesday, December 9, 2009

ONE MUST SURRENDER TO CREATE

How many times in your own life have you wanted to create something really special for yourself or for another? And how many times did you "fail" to see your creation come to light? I know from my personal experiences that many of us seem to never be able to quite get it "right" in our creating. The reasons for this are many Im sure, but the one biggest roadblock to creating our "masterpiece" is that we tend to try and take complete control over how and when our creation will manifest. And when we try so hard to control anything you know what happens now dont you? Yeah all our plans just go flying out that window of another missed opportunity. If you dont believe me just try to force yourself to get a drink of water from your hand by squeezing the water real hard. You know that wont work but if you gently allow the water to be cupped in your palm then you may get that drink. We try to control or squeeze our envirnoment and shape it into what we wish to create instead of just allowing our minds to gently allow the natural unfoldment of whatever it is we wish to create by envisioning the process in our mind and not trying to control the outcome as is our inherent nature as human beings. I love this quote from Julia Cameron: "The creative process is a process of surrender,not control." And I leave you with one more quote this one from the Science of Mind Textbook:"The soul must make a complete surrender of itself to the Spirit."

4 comments:

wildstorm said...

I read this and remember a quote by Bruce Lee: "Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way round or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend."

captron52 said...

Thanks for sharing Bruce's wise comments with us. How true it is! Thanks for visiting with me!

Tim Koppenhaver said...

My experience with creativity confirms your post. It's an elusive blessing. It appears when it wants to; you cannot will it or control it.

Take care, and happy holidays to Capt Ron.

TK

captron52 said...

Thank you so much Tim. And warmest holiday wishes to you and yours.