We see the world not as it is, but as we are.*
We see the world not as it is, but through a veil of perceptions.**
There is so much more world out there,
There is so much more in you to bring into the world;
We must keep the channel open –
In this we are poetic learners –
As in creative:
Poetry … is not to be confused with versification. …
It is about learning the rhythm of the earth.^
Not only the earth,
Also the rhythm to be found with
each other, our god if we hold to one, and
To this end, we must bring intention of ritual, as
the ancients did, though time has passed, and
we must find new ways:
You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day,
where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning,
you don’t know who your friends are,
you don’t know what you owe anybody,
you don’t know what anybody owes to you.
This is a place where you can simply experience
and bring forth what you are and what you might be.
This is the place of creative incubation.
At first you may find that nothing happens there.
But if you have a sacred place and use it,
something eventually will happen.^^
*Ben Hardy’s Personality Isn’t Permanent;
**Ken Robinson’s Out of Our Minds;
^Philip Newell’s Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul;
^^Joseph Campbell, from Austin Kleon’s blog: The Bliss Station.