The elephant and the rider

The purposes in the human mind are like deep water, but the intelligent will draw them out. Many proclaim themselves loyal, but who can find one worthy of trust?*

This is what creativity serves. It endeavours to bring some of our hidden life to expression in order that we might come to see who we are.**
John O’Donohue

The elephant is the human mind: vast, comprising
ideas, impressions, data, beliefs, emotions, thoughts, memories, preferences …
Churning these over in sometimes
unstoppable ways, but
the rider is also the human mind,
The one noticing, questioning, evaluating, deciding, learning, interospective …
Towards the more hopeful and compassionate and beautiful response.
The rider’s task seems impossible, and yet history has shown that
it’s far from impossible when we show that we are capable of
bringing beauty to expression
in so many ways.

*Proverbs 20:5-6;
**John O’Donohue’s Divine Beauty.

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