the river does not dry up

by | Oct 2, 2013 | Creativity, Creativity Preservation, Inspiration, Process, The Space Between

Be wild; that is how to clear the river.

The river does not flow in polluted,

we manage that.

The river does not dry up,

we block it.

If we want to allow it its freedom,

we have to allow our ideational lives

to be let loose,

to stream,

letting anything come,

initially censoring nothing.

That is creative life.

It is made up of divine paradox.

To create one must be willing to be stone stupid,

to sit upon a throne on top of a jackass and

spill rubies from one’s mouth.

Then the river will flow,

then we can stand in the stream of it raining down.

-Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estès