Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Creativity doesn't fit "Assembly-Line Time"

“Trying to fit the great thrust of creativity into assembly-line time is in itself bound to lead to conflicts, dissatisfactions, and frustrations.  If the proper creative and magical orientation is kept primarily in mind, other things will fall into place.  You do not say to the creative self, “Now it is 7:30.  People are at their assembly lines.  I am at my desk: produce.”
“Assembly-line time does not really value time – only as time can be used for definite prescribed purposes.  In that framework, to enjoy time becomes a weakness or a vice, and both of you to some extent have so considered time.  With creative people strongly gifted, as in your cases, the natural person is very prominent, no matter what you do.  It therefore strongly resents any basically meaningless constraints placed about its experience.  It knows, for example, how to enjoy each day, how to collect creative insights from each and every encounter, how to enrich itself physically through household chores or other activities.  It dislikes being told that it must work thus and so at command of unreasonable restraints.”
(The Magical Approach: Seth Speaks About The Art Of Creative Living,Session One)

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