Being original is going back the source of inspiration: the origin.
The thoughts in our minds are not original, as they are the result of other causes and conditions.
To put it bluntly, “We do not have an original thought in our heads!”
In order to be original, we have to go back to the source, from which everything stems, and that’s our original nature – pure essence – pure awareness – pure being.
It is from our own originality that creativity takes place, and therein lies our problem. We created an “I” – a self image – with the help of the environment within which we live, and then we went a little crazy 😉
Once we recognise our own originality, we have no further need to create anything, apart from “putting bread on the table and a roof over our heads”.
There are two reasons to create: one is to feel good about our self image (and that’s a never ending job) or to use creativity for the benefit of others (helping them find their own way back to their original nature).
“I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was duty.
I acted and behold, duty was joy.”
Humanity is asleep, stuck in a dream, longing for joy and happiness. But this dream has turned into a nightmare, because we lack love.
We will know when we are awake
because we will be in love.
Being in love,
there is never a lack of it!