The original and best

In practical terms, three rules of thumb are especially useful for harnessing the power of patience as a creative force. The first is to develop a taste for having problems. … The second principle is to embrace radical incrementalism. … The final principle is that, more often than not, originality lies on the far side of unoriginality.*
Oliver Burkeman.

Holiness as in set apart for a purpose.

What are you set apart for?

Oliver Burkeman encourages me to make room in my life for problems, to keep moving, small step by small step, and to learn from and to copy others, if I am to be led into my holiness.

Does it matter if others see something as original? I strongly suspect not. It’s our choice. What matters is that we see something emerging that we had not expected, marked by selflessness, generosity and wisdom.

*From Oliver Burkeman’s Four Thousand Weeks.

2 thoughts on “The original and best

  1. Hello Geoffrey,

    I’m an artist, illustrator and writer in Australia. I wanted to write you a quick note to say how much I love your posts, thoughts and quotes on art, Spirit and creating. You give me daily nourishment for my creativity and I am deeply grateful. Warmly, Megan Forward

  2. Megan, thank you for reaching out to let me know this. This is why I share the things that have caught my attention, which I both use in my own journey and in my dreamwhispering work with others. Your encouragement means a great deal.

    I’ve just popped along to your website and love your work: some of my favourite books are children’s.

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