Creativity is swirling in the air here at NaMestoy. The Painting With Lynn class was such fun, and I was surprised that I could create something other than the usual house, tree, and sun my kindergarten teacher taught me way back then. Quite a few of you are finishing up your books and sending them off to the printers, writing poems, songs, recipes, etc. And then there's Krishnamurti talking about another type of creativity, Creative Discontent. That's the type of creativity I'm most familiar with. He says, "What is important is to be wholly discontented, for such total discontent is the beginning of the initiative which becomes creative as it matures; and that is the only way to find out what is truth, what is God, because the creative state is God. So one must have this total discontent --- but with joy... One must be wholly discontented, not complainingly, but with joy, with gaiety, with love. Do you know what gaiety is? It is just to laugh, to take delight in anything or nothing, to know the joy of living, smiling, looking straight into the face of another without any sense of fear."
Most people who are discontented are terrible bores; they are always complaining that something or other is not right, or wishing they were in a better position, or wanting circumstances to be different, because their discontent is very superficial. And those who are not discontented at all are already dead..... Without a song in one's heart life becomes very dull..if there is not this inward joy, life has very little meaning. And to find this inward joy is not easy, because most of us are only superficially discontented... Don't be afraid of discontent, but give it nourishment until the spark becomes a flame and you are everlastingly discontented with everything --- with your jobs, with your families, with the traditional pursuit of money, position, power --- so that you really begin to think, to discover....without this flame of discontent you will never have the initiative which is the beginning of creativeness.
If you can be in revolt while you are young, and as you grow older keep your discontent alive with the vitality of joy and great affection, then that flame of discontent will have an extraordinary significance because it will build, it will create, it will bring new things into being." This type of education, which is "not the kind that merely prepares you to get a job or to climb the ladder of success, but the education that helps you to think and gives you space -- space, not in the form of a larger bedroom or a higher roof, but space for your mind to grow so that it is not bound by any belief, by any fear.
The three offerings this week may help our sparks become a flames of Creativity! Everyone is invited......
In Loving Oneness,