creativity will never make sense

Dharma Wheel

Naturalness, spontaneity, and playfulness are all aspects of the ordinary mind that catches a glimpse of the world of things just as they are.

To live this life fully means to see all of it.

The doorway to this experience is the creative process.  Please delve deeply into it.

Give it a chance to do what it is capable of doing.  Engage it fully with the whole body and mind.

If you do, sooner or later, this limitless way of being will be your own.

It will never make sense, and you’ll never be able to explain it to anybody, but you will experience it, and by so doing, you will make it real.

– John Daido Loori, The Zen of Creativity

John Daido Loori - Floating Rocks

Homage to John Daido Loori, who left us on Friday.

Gratitude for all that he shared with us as a fully human being, and taught us as a Zen Master. And for his inspiring insights into the creative process, shared in his books and revealed in his exquisite photography.

Photograph:  Floating Rocks, copyright John Daido Loori


For more on Daido Roshi, please visit his pages at the awakened eye website:
the zen of creativity
John Daido Loori, artisan


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