Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Brian’s Reflection: Wednesday, January 5, 2011

What if imagination and art are not frosting at all,
but the fountainhead of human experience?

Rollo May
The Courage to Create

They are.

“Imagination and art” are indeed the “fountainhead of human experience”.

If it were not so, why would we conceive of “God”? Why would we write? Why would we tell stories? Why would we paint pictures, from the earliest of human history, in caves? Why would we sing? Why would we create musical instruments? Why would we have “religion”, literature, poetry, sculpture, Myth, gardens?

The Biblical story in its import is correct. The abandonment of “imagination and art” (Eden) inflicted Work, and Work crushed Humanity. Work, that is, that is done only to preserve biological existence. Work, to be nourishing of our Humanity, must nourish our Soul, our Imagination, and the Art that each of us Is.

We must not settle for being “dust”. We know we are the Breath of God.

Live for Imagination and Art. Have the Courage to Create yourself.


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