Thursday, June 26, 2014

Creative opposition

The greatest struggle of both the spiritual life and the creative life is integration: finding a way to be both active and receptive, both logical and intuitive, both organized and spontaneous. 

The primal challenge in both spheres is about reconciling opposites: learning to see from both the left and right brain perspectives; coming into relationship with both the Divine Without and the Divine Within; accepting yourself and your foibles while at the same time always striving to become a better person.

Our finest moments arise, therefore, when we are able, however briefly, to hold those opposites in creative tension -- just as the most beautiful part of the day is that moment, at sunrise or sunset, when dark and light, day and night are held in perfect opposition...

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