Be Creative

Mentors - Dr. Ernest Holmes

"In some way which you know not of, through some process which never reveals its face, Life has entered into you with Its irresistible impulse to create."

  You, like all others, are seeking the joy of living. You wish to be needed, to be loved, to be included in the great drama of life. This is the urge of every individual. It is in everything. The rose exists to express beauty. Root and branch conspire with nature to give birth to the blossom. An artist will starve in his garret that he may chisel an angelic form from a slab of marble, compelling the unyielding substance to accept his breath of creation.

   Not only human beings, but everything in nature is endowed with this creative urge. When moisture is precipitated the desert receives it with gladness and breaks forth into a song of creation. Making the most of its brief season, it blossoms in joy, storing within its bosom the seed of a future flowering. It is impossible to escape this creative urge. Everything must find fulfillment or perish.

   No Man willed this so. Evolution is proof of an irresistible urge which pushes everything onward and upward. Man did not create Life; he is something that lives in, from, and by it. He cannot escape Life or the necessity of giving expression to it through living.

   In some way which you know not of, through some process which never reveals its face, Life has entered into you with Its irresistible impulse to create. Divine Intelligence has willed it so, nor you, nor any other person, nor all the wit, science, or philosophy of man, nor the inspiration of saints or sages, can change one bit of it any more than man can arrest the eternal circuits of time, the revolutions of planets, or the desire of the fledgling to leave its nest to soar and sing.

   Create of perish is the eternal mandate of nature. Be constructive or become frustrated, is an equal demand. You cannot escape the conclusion that whatever this Thing is which is seeking expression through everything, It can find satisfactory outlet only through constructive and life-giving creativeness.

~Ernest Holmes, excerpt from; "The Larger Life", Miscellaneous Writings of Ernest Holmes, 1969~

 

 


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